Monday, May 23, 2011

Driver Sentenced to Six Months in Jail After Deadly Huffing Crash

Via njherald.com in Newton, New Jersey

A 22-year-old woman accused of contributing to the death of her teenage passenger, was sentenced to six months in prison and three years probation.

The woman huffed inhalants while traveling with the 16-year-old. Both failed to wear seat belts. Her car veered and struck a guardrail during a late night rainstorm.

Police who responded to the scene found cans in the back seat of the woman's car.

After the accident the woman tested positive for difluoroethane, a chemical found in dust remover.

The victims family and their prosecutor are scheduling a time to meet with state legislatures for a zero tolerance rule against driving under the influnce of inhalants.

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