Blog Report

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Michigan Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Huffing Related Crash

via Macomb Daily

A man was sentenced to six years in prison for causing a traffic death after abusing inhalants. Police state that he tested positive for difluoroethane, the active ingredient in aerosol cans. He collided with a truck while high, killing the woman's husband. The man pleaded guilty to causing death while driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended license.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Woman Dies from Huffing

via News-Herald

A couple had been huffing duster inside a store when they fell unconscious. The man awoke and realized his girlfriend was unconscious. The woman died from overdosing on inhalants.

Over 50 aerosol cans were found in the car that were reportedly used over an extended period of time. The woman had been arrested previously for huffing duster.

Man Goes to Trial for Deadly Huffing Related Crash

via Wisconsin State Journal

A Wisconsin man is set to go to trial for vehicular homicide. The man admitted to huffing duster before losing consciousness and killing a pedestrian in 2015. His lawyer claims the accident was caused by the driver removing a hand brace, which distracted him. His lawyer also states that the prosecutor must prove that he was intoxicated. He fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian. Police later found a can of air duster in his vehicle. The man reportedly told seven people that he believed huffing duster led to the crash. At the hospital, he tested positive for difluoroethane, the active ingredient in duster, but later tested negative upon retesting. His lawyer stated that her client huffed duster to ease pain from an existing injury.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Man Found Huffing in Restaurant Bathroom

via The Buffalo News

A Buffalo man overdosed on inhalants in a restaurant restroom. He was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and the inhalation of toxic vapors. He was then taken to a medical center for treatment and a psychiatric evaluation. An employee found the man when he attempted to clean the restroom. Fire crews ha to manually unlock the door.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Florida Man Arrested Second Time in a Year for Huffing

via Palm Beach Post

A Florida man was arrested after a police officer witnessed him huffing duster in public. The 33-year-old man was huffing at a bus stop and attempted to hide the aerosol can when the officer drew close. He appeared intoxicated. The man was arrested for inhaling harmful chemicals as well as grand theft from an active warrant. This is his second arrest for huffing.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Man Facing 16 Years In Prison in Huffing Related Crash

via Herald Net

A Washington teen was convicted of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault. The young man caused a car crash after huffing, resulting in the death of a 17-year-old girl and injuries to three others. The driver who caused the accident was not injured. After the crash, he tested positive for difluoroethane, a chemical found in computer duster. He is facing 16 years in prison.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tennessee Man Sustains Burns While Huffing

via WKRN.com

A man in Tennessee was seriously injured when the aerosol can he was huffing ignited reported by police. He stole the cleaning product before huffing behind the store. His arrest record exceeds twenty pages, mostly for theft and huffing. He sustained severe burns to his hands. Aerosol can ignite if the inhaler is smoking a cigarette or is near a flame.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Woman Dies from Suspected Aerosol Overdose

via FoxUp

A 25-year-old woman was found dead. An aerosol overdose is believed to be the cause of death. The woman was surrounded by aerosol cans--50 to 60 cans were scattered throughout the house. The death has been declared accidental.

Officers Respond to Two People In a Night for Huffing

via Temple Daily Telegram

Officers responded to a woman screaming for help, When they arrived at the scene, the woman was disoriented, lost, and huffing computer duster. After a medical examination, the woman was arrested.

The same night, officers found a man passed out from huffing after receiving a call. Police found three canisters of computer duster with him. A warrant for his arrest is pending.