Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Jersey Woman Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 36-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of toxic chemicals and reckless driving.  Police responded to reports of a car accident.  Officers found the woman standing next to her car holding a can of computer duster spray.  Police were familiar with the woman due to a recent arrest for huffing duster.  In the vehicle police found three more cans of duster.  A witness said the woman's vehicle crossed over the curbed median and across opposing traffic lanes before hitting a lightpole, causing it to fall into the road.

Texas Teen Involved in High Speed Chase, Suspected of Huffing


A 16-year-old Texas man is accused in a 100 mph chase with a stolen car.  The teen is facing several felony charges after stealing a car from a Head Start school parking lot.  Police say they followed the teen in a high-speed chase that ended when the stolen car got involved in a two-car accident.  The man is known to huff paint, and first responders to the car crash said the teen had a strong odor of paint on him at the time of the accident.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

California Man & Woman Arrested for Possession of Nitrous Oxide

Via Ukiah Daily Journal

A 22-year-old California man was arrested on suspicion of possessing nitrous oxide, violating his probation and driving with a suspended license.  A 44-year-old woman was also arrested for possession of nitrous oxide.

Missouri Man Dies Due to Inhalant Abuse


A 21-year-old Missouri man died due to inhalant abuse.  The man passed away in June 2014.  The autopsy report came back with a cause of death from a chemical found in computer dusters.  The man's mother says he died within hours of being taken to the emergency room.  She says her son was inhaling six cans every day for about a week before a friends took him to the emergency room where he later passed away.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wyoming Teens Cited for Huffing

Via County10 

Two 15-year-old Wyoming teens were cited for Use of Toxic Substances.  Police were called to the rear of a Library where the two teens were reportedly huffing something from a grocery bag. Police discovered the two were inhaling rubber cement fumes.  They were cited and released to their respective parents.

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Huffing and Driving


A 36-year-old Maine man pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of inhalants knowing that his license was revoked and having his 14-year-old nephew in the car with him until the teenager jumped out.   The man pleaded guilty to a felony charge of operating after habitual offender revocation with a prior conviction and two misdemeanor counts of operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.   "The negotiated agreement dismissed two misdemeanor charges of driving to endanger and failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident."

Had the case gone to trial, witnesses would have testified that the man had temporarily blacked our and drove into a ditch and continued into the horse pasture.  The Wilton Police Chief would have testified that the man was locked inside the vehicle and that she saw him huffing from the computer duster.  The man's nephew was able to jump from the car as it entered the horse pasture.

The Judge deferred sentencing on the felony charge for a year.  During that time the man will have to follow an agreement that outlines what he needs to do and he may not use alcohol, illegal drugs, or inhalants.  If he abides by the terms the case will be dismissed. If he does not the minimum mandatory sentence is six months in jail and the maximum is five years and a $10,000 fine.   The man was also sentence to 364 days in jail, all suspended, and one year probation on each of the misdemeanors.  He must also pay a $500 fine and will lose his license for 150 days.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pennsylvania Woman Found Guilty of Third Degree Murder After Huffing Accident


A 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman was found guilty of 11 of 12 charges including felony counts of third degree murder, aggravated assault and homicide by vehicle while under the influence.   Jury deliberations lasted around 2 hours.

The jury held the woman responsible for a 2012 crash that killed a 25-year-old.  The woman had been huffing a can of computer duster before the crash.

Oregon Man Killed in Huffing Related Crash


A 30-year-old Oregon man was killed after huffing and crashing his car into several trees in a Portland area park.

Investigators say the man was driving at a high rate of speed when he failed to follow the road to the right and drove through the park.  His car hit several trees before coming to a stop.  Police say there was evidence found that shows the man had been huffing inhalants prior to the crash.  Additional drug paraphernalia was also discovered.  A dog in the car was also killed in the crash.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Michigan Man Arrested for Huffing in Parking Lot


A 33-year-old Michigan man was arrested for huffing in a parking lot.  The man was on probation for resisting arrest, and a term of the probation included a ban on huffing from aerosol cans.

Police approached the man's truck in a parking lot.  A deputy could see the man in the back seat huffing computer dusters.  At first the man refused to unlock the door, but then changed his mind. Police found several other cans of computer duster spray inside the vehicle.  The man was arrested and lodged in the county jail.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Idaho Man Caught Huffing in Parking Lot


A 28-year-old Idaho man was caught huffing in his car.  Police were called to a Target parking lot on a suspicious person call.  When officers arrived, they saw the man holding a can of computer duster and watched him put the nozzle in his mouth and huff from the can.  Police say the man slumped over in the seat of his car, then repeated the process three more times.  Officers tried to get the man's attention and noticed blood dripping from his mouth.  Fearing for the man's safety, police opened the car door and turned the car off.  Officers spent two minutes trying to wake the man up before he regained consciousness.   When he woke, the man said he was just detailing his car.  The man was cleared by paramedics and taken to jail.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

13-year-old Alabama Girl Dies From Inhalant Abuse


Phil Eudy, of North Carolina and father of 13-year-old Rebecca Eudy, is speaking out against inhalant abuse.  Rebecca died last week after being found in the bathtub of her mother's home in Alabama.  A can of computer duster was nearby.

Mr. Eudy, "wants to tell parents everywhere."  He believes his daughter never intended to die.  That she took a break from watching a movie to take a bath and decided to get a quick "high" by huffing before she got into the bathtub.  Investigators told the family that she probably passed out and drowned in the bathtub.

Eudy says that huffing was something he was not aware of or considered a potential hazard for his daughter.  Eudy wants to help spread awareness and education to other families and urges parents to look for canisters of household products in their child's room, watch for missing items, or to check and see if items have been moved around.

New Zealand Huffing Explosion Leaves Three Suffering From Burns


A serious huffing incident occurred in the South Auckland area of New Zealand. Two people were hospitalized with serious burns, and a third also received burns. Police say that seven people were huffing gasoline in a back shed.  Neighbors heard a "whoosing" sound and then saw flames coming from the back of the property.  The neighbors reported a smell of plastic after the fire started.

Papakura Police state, "We've come to the address and found a premises which bears sort of all the signs potentially a huffing incident that's kind of gone wrong."