Wednesday, May 13, 2015

South Dakota Woman Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 25-year-old South Dakota woman was arrested for DUI and reckless driving after police believe the woman was huffing and driving.

Witnesses say they saw the woman huffing computer dusting spray while driving, before she drove off the road.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Utah Man Causes 4-Car Accident While Huffing and Driving


A 37-year-old Utah man is believed to have been huffing and driving before causing a four-car accident.   The man was heading northbound when he rear-ended the first car, also heading North.  The man then veered into the southbound lanes hitting another car almost head on before spinning and hitting the third car.  Two children, ages 9 and 10, were in the 1st car and hospitalized with serious injuries.  A 30-year-old woman had to be extricated from the 2nd car and was also hospitalized with serious injuries.  It's unclear how many people were in the third car, but no one was taken to the hospital.

Police believe the man was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, and that he was actively using the inhalant while driving.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Montana Woman Arrested for Huffing and Driving with Baby in the Back


A 22-year-old Montana woman was arrested for huffing and driving with a 5-month old baby in the car.  Police were called for a possible drunk driver.  They found multiple cans of computer duster in the car.  The woman is charged with felony criminal endangerment, felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, and driving with a license suspended or revoked.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

California Woman Hit Light Pole After Huffing and Driving


A  19-year-old California woman crashed her car into a light pole after huffing.  The woman admitted to police that she had been inhaling some kind of substance before the crash, where she lost control of her car, went off the road, and hit a light pole.

The woman was hospitalized with several serious injuries.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Michigan Couple Arrested After Huffing in Parking Lot


A Michigan couple was arrested for 2nd degree child abuse after huffing dusters in a Walmart parking lot with their 3-year-old daughter in the car.  The couple, 29 and 27 years old, were huffing computer duster spray in their car when they passed out.  Shoppers reported to management that a couple was passed out in a running car in the parking lot.  A police officer was already inside the Walmart on a shoplifting inquiry when he was notified of the car.  When he approached the car he noticed the two adults were, "hunched over and passed out".

The police officer waited for help before attempting to enter the vehicle, as it is dangerous to wake someone who has been huffing.  The couple said they had been huffing because of the "rough day" they were experiencing.  Their 3-year-old daughter was in the back seat awake, happy and healthy.

Mississippi Teens Die From Huffing


A 14-year-old Mississippi boy died after huffing computer duster spray.  The boy was taken to a local hospital were he was pronounced dead.  Authorities are waiting on lab results to conclude the death investigation.

One can die from inhalants on the first or 100th time of use, known as Sudden Sniff Death Syndrome.  Please visit the People Against Inhalants Network (PAIN),, for support if you have lost a loved one to inhalant abuse.

Arkansas Man Drives Car into Man Before Hitting Building


A 33-year-old Arkansas man was arrested for DWI-drugs, careless and prohibited driving, and breathing, inhaling, or drinking certain intoxicating compounds.

The man was driving when his pick-up truck crossed the turning lane and continued across ongoing traffic lanes.  He hit a curb, striking a light pole.  His car then went back across all lanes hitting another light pole.  He then continued into a parking lot where he hit a parked SUV.  The owner of the SUV said he shoved his two young children out of the way, but that the car hit him before running into a building and newspaper stand.

Police found a cold computer duster can in the console of the car, and a wet baggie on the passenger seat.  The man was taken to the hospital where he agreed to a urine and blood test.  The man was cited and released on bail.

Michigan Woman Arrested After Huffing and Driving


A 20-year-old Michigan woman was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and the use of chemical agents.  The woman rear ended a semi-truck causing her car to roll over.  She had been huffing prior to the incident.  She was hospitalized for minor injuries and was arrested after her release from the hospital.

Oregon Man Arrested for Hitting Flagger While Huffing and Driving


A 49-year-old Oregon man is charged with assault, reckless driving and DUI after inhaling nitrous oxide or "whippets" while driving.  The man swerved off the road, over a curb, and hit a 47-year-old woman who was working as a flagger for a construction site.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Missouri Teenager Dies Due to Huffing


A Missouri mother is speaking out against inhalant abuse after losing her 17-year-old daughter to huffing.  The young girl's mother found her dead in her bedroom.  The girl had been huffing from a can of computer duster.  The girl's mother and sister want to spread awareness and education on the dangers of inhalant abuse in order to save another family from experiencing this same loss.

Visit ACE's People Against Inhalants Network (PAIN) at if you or a loved one has lost someone to inhalant abuse.  This is a community of support of that allows you to honor your loved one lost while also connecting with those experiencing the same loss.

Missouri Man Wrecks After Huffing


A 25-year-old Missouri man was charged after wrecking his car trying to leave a home improvement store parking lot.  The man admitted to huffing duster just minutes before getting into his car.  He is charged with Careless and Imprudent Driving, Inhalation of Solvent Fumes, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

Arizona Man Passes Out and Crashes While Driving and Huffing


A 25-year-old Arizona man was charged with DUI- drugs and speed greater than reasonable and prudent.  He also received a citation for failure to control his vehicle.   The man was huffing from a computer duster spray while driving, when he passed out.  The car then crossed three lanes of traffic before hitting a water line at a local store and car-wash.  The car then hit a computer terminal at the car-wash where it spun to hit a second terminal.   The man admitted to huffing from the duster can that was found in his car.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Michigan Man in Hospital After Huffing; Frostbite and Breathing Issues

Via Yahoo News: UK and Ireland 

A 40-year-old Michigan man was rushed to the hospital with frostbite and breathing issues after he inhaled computer duster to get high.  According to his case report, the man had huffed three cans of duster over four hours, and was in a public restroom in a grocery store when he collapsed.  He was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for breathing issues and frostbite.

Ohio Man Burned After Huffing Related Fire


A 20-year-old Ohio man has burns over 65% of his body after huffing gasoline.  When fire fighters arrived to the home they found the man naked in the living room.  The man appeared disoriented and
starting back away from the first responders.

The man had been huffing gasoline in the basement of the home where there was a water heater and furnace.  There was a flash fire, mostly contained around the mattress the man was sitting on.  A water pipe burst put out the fire before crews arrived, possibly saving both the man and the house.

There were two adults and two children also inside the home, but they were safely evacuated.  The man is listed in critical condition.