Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Driver Offers Passengers Duster

From the Staten Island Advance in New York

A 21 year-old woman from Staten Island, New York is being charged with two misdemeanors; second degree reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child after she offered her two teenage passengers “a hit from an aerosol electronics cleaning canister” (aka ‘duster’) that she herself was inhaling while driving. Police records reveal that the driver offered her 17 and 13 year-old male passengers a can of computer duster to get high; actively demonstrating how to huff the product to both. According to both passengers, the woman “took a puff of the cleaner” and proceeded to hit another vehicle stopped at a traffic light.

Strangely, authorities were not informed as to the cause of the crash until several days later, when one of the passengers revealed to a guardian that the driver had been ‘huffing’ computer duster at the time of the accident. Police quickly detained the driver and charged her with two misdemeanors. She could face additional charges for her possession of a toxic substance. Luckily, no one was seriously injured in the incident.

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