Blog Report

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Which Inhalants Are Most Common in News Stories

ACE did a study of which inhalants are most often reported in news stories based on Google Alerts. Are you surprised by the findings?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pennsylvania Woman Drives Into Subway High on Duster


 "Police are investigating after a woman crashed her truck into a sign and later admitted she had been 'huffing' prior to the crash.
North Huntingdon Township police were sent to the scene at a Subway restaurant on Route 30 shortly before 4 p.m. According to police, a 23-year-old woman struck the sign outside the restaurant with her pickup truck, and the truck became fully engulfed in flames. The woman and her 5-year-old son were helped out of their vehicle by an eyewitness. The woman sustained minor injuries, and the child was unharmed.
The eyewitness told police that the woman threw something into a nearby dumpster after escaping the flaming truck. In the dumpster, police found a can of compressed air duster. The woman later admitted that she had been 'huffing' the air duster prior to the crash."

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Hampshire Man Arrested for Huffing, Assaulting Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest

"Police said a man was found "huffing" in his car sitting in a parking lot.
Wednesday afternoon, police responded to the parking lot of the Colonial Plaza in West Lebanon to find 26-year-old Christopher Auld passed out in his parked car. Police also saw several cans of the product "Dust Off" in the car with Auld when they tried to wake him.
Auld then grabbed one of the "Dust Off" cans and began to inhale the vapors. Police ordered him to stop, trying to take the can away from Auld, but he then slammed the door on the officer and continued to inhale the vapor.
Police struggled to arrest Auld, and called in for additional assistance. Once arrested, Auld was evaluated at the scene and charged with simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest - both Class
A misdemeanors. He was also charged with inhaling toxic vapors for effect - a violation level offense.
Auld is being held at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $2,500 cash bail, and is expected to be arraigned Thursday."

Kentucky Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out from Huffing


"A Laurel County woman is behind bars after police say she was caught huffing and unable to tell them where her child was.
The sheriff's department says deputies found Tracy House unresponsive outside a home on Pine Top Road.
They say at one point, House jumped up and began huffing again.
Deputies say House told them a child was in the home, but they later discovered that the 9-year-old was at school.
House is charged with public intoxication and volatile substance abuse."

Monday, April 11, 2016

Police Arrest Arkansas Woman Accused of Huffing Behind the Wheel

Police arrested a woman on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, despite her denying use of any intoxicants. 

"The arresting officer said she acted 'surprised and insulted' when he asked if she had been inhaling any sort of paint or air duster.
She denied having any type of inhalant in the vehicle and agreed to a search of the car, the report stated.
When she got out of the car Officer Joshua Beasley, who was also on the scene, said he 'noticed her shoving something up her shirt.'
Not sure if the 'large bulge' in her stomach area was a weapon or not, Beasley reportedly ordered her to place her hands on top of the car then grabbed the object hidden beneath her waistband.
“It was a can of air duster,” Beasley stated in the report.
He and Jackson both noted the can was empty and cold, indicating it had been recently used."

Saturday, April 9, 2016

South Dakota Woman Gets 5-Year Sentence for Inhalant Arrest

A South Dakota woman involved in a high-speed chase from the police while intoxicated on computer duster was sentenced to five years in jail. After hitting several trees and nearly hitting an oncoming driver at speeds up to 91 mph, the woman was finally apprehended by police, at which point she bit the officers as they handcuffed her. The officers reported she was so intoxicated that she could hardly sit up. Police also reported that they had seen her inhaling from the can of duster prior to the collisions with trees and driving off the road. Given her history of 5 previous DUI offenses and potential to repeat, the judge ruled that she be given five years in jail.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Colorado Man Arrested for Huffing and Driving


Deputies responded to Kwik Stop No. 8, CaƱon, on an intoxicated driver. RP stated there was a man in a red truck drinking out of a bottle and then would pass out. Deputies made contact with David Cole, 31, driving the red Chevy. Driver was place in custody for DUID and it was later determined he was huffing a can of whip it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Texas Man Punches Mother After Caught Huffing


"Police responded to caller in the 2700 block of Hilcroft Avenue who said her son assaulted her at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The caller told a dispatcher she caught her son huffing, at which point he punched her and broke a window, according to a police report.
The suspect is being charged with assault and criminal mischief."