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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Missouri Man Under the Influence Stabs Man in Homeless Camp

Via in Missouri:

A recent huffing incident in a homeless camp in Springfield led one thirty-eight year old man to stab another man in the camp on Tuesday night. According to police, the man had consumed seven, 24-ounce beers and huffed gasoline fumes before attacking. The man also seemed to experience hallucinations in which he was unable to accurately describe the incident.

Charged in the past with four felony convictions, the man is being held in Greene County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. This carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Wisconsin Woman Crashes Car While Huffing

Via in Wisconsin:

This past week a Wisconsin woman was charged with intentionally using a hazardous substance after huffing and crashing her car into City Hall. The accused was sentenced to two years probation, and an order not to inhale or have aerosol cans in her possession.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Arkansas Man Huffs and Sets House on Fire

Via Baxter Bulletin in Arkansas:

A recent huffing incident in Bull Shoals, Arkansas, killed one and caused the destruction of an entire home.

The young man who allegedly started the accident was huffing gas from a car gas tank using a garden hose and mistakenly got gasoline on his clothes. When he later lit a cigarette in his room, he set himself on fire and consequently the rest of the house. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Illinois Man Charged with Reckless Homicide After Killing Three

Via Quad-Cities Online in Illinois:

Earlier this morning, Judge Ted Hamer of Henry County Court District in Illinois charged a twenty-year-old man with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence. The driver is connected with three previous deaths which took place in November of 2012 during a car accident.

While it was first unclear whether the driver was having seizures or huffing, it soon became clear to authorities that he was abusing inhalants. A toxicologist confirmed the man was huffing using various pieces of evidence such as the weight loss in the can discovered at the scene, and the driver's history of "blacking out."

The driver could face anywhere from six to twenty-eight years in prison, with a possible but very slim chance of probation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maryland Man Arrested for Huffing after Pursuit

Via WBAL TV in Maryland:

On Tuesday, June 18th, a Maryland man was arrested after huffing inhalants and blocking a roadway in the Normandy Shopping Center in Ellicott City. When police arrived to the scene, the man refused to open his car door and sped off leading police on a chase down Furrow Avenue. The chase ended when the man drove his car into a police cruiser after which he was arrested and found in possession of illegal drugs.

The man was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, drug charges and numerous traffic violations.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Michigan Man Hospitalized for Huffing and Charged with Resisting Police

Via The Saline Reporter in Michigan:

This past month, a 25-year-old man from Clinton, MI was charged with huffing from a compressed air can twice in a two day period, as well as resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. The man was first found on May 19th outside a restaurant where he was transported to the hospital immediately. After being discharged on May 20th, he was again found huffing and the police were notified by the man's taxi driver who reported he was having seizures. 

When police first arrived they were unable to control the man but were eventually able to place him in handcuffs and transport him back to the University of Michigan Hospital. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Illinois Crash Caused by Driver Huffing Behind the Wheel

A 33 year old woman was cited for driving under the influence, improper lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle after an inhalant related car crash.
The driver admitted to huffing computer dusting spray behind the wheel before passing out. The car then lurched into a yard, went through a bush and hit a tree. Two passengers in the car (ages 21 and 22) were taken to the hospital.

Huffing Behind the Wheel Leads to Crash in Michigan

Via in Michigan:
A 29 year old man was arrested last month on charges impaired driving and reckless driving for an inhalant related crash.
Police responding to the scene found the man disoriented in his pickup truck, which was blocking a lane of traffic. Witnesses told police the man had been huffing from a can of computer duster when the car jumped the curb and crossed a lawn before stopping in the road. A can of computer duster was found in the seat and at the hospital medics found his blood pressure and pulse rate higher than normal.

Wisconsin Woman Arrested for Huffing in Back of Taxi

ViaWQOW in Wisconsin:
Earlier this week a woman was arrested for huffing computer duster in the back seat of a taxi cab. The driver says she leaned forward and grabbed the steering wheel then started talking incoherently. She then inhaled from the can and passed out.
The article notes in 2009 she was arrested after she crashed her car while huffing. A few weeks after that police found her in a motel room surrounded by 36 aerosol cans. Last year she was put on probation for huffing.

Illinois Driver Found Guilty of Abusing Inhalants and Causing Fatal Crash

 Via WQAD in Illinois: 

Yesterday, a 20 year old man was found guilty of two felonies (aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide) stemming from a November 29, 1011 fatal car crash. He had blacked out while driving and three of his passengers (ages 15, 16 and 18) were killed. 

The man’s legal team argued he had a seizure which caused the accident. However the prosecutors showed and he acknowledged he had bought a can of computer duster before the crash.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

North Carolina Woman Passes Out Behind the Wheel After Huffing

Via the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina:
A 50 year old woman has been arrested for “unlawful use of hydrocarbons” just two days after being charged with the same offense.
Police were called for a report of a woman huffing computer outside a retail store. They found the woman unresponsive in the driver seat with the car running and a can of computer duster in her lap. The report also notes she had urinated on herself. She refused to leave the vehicle, continuing to huff the computer duster and was arrested for “unlawful use of hydrocarbons and public disorderly intoxication.”