GOP lawmaker will not face charges after fair arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state Rep. James Hieb will not face charges in connection with his August arrest for alleged disorderly conduct and other charges at Clackamas County Fairgrounds. A memo obtained by KOIN 6 News says the Clackamas County district attorney is declining to pursue charges based on a lack of evidence and a recent change in Oregon law. The Republican lawmaker from Canby previously said the incident happened after he had consumed four beers and then lit a cigarette. He says a woman asked him to put it out and then summoned officers. The district attorney determined Hieb’s behavior did not rise to the level of creating a disturbance to qualify for disorderly conduct.