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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Indiana Man Arrested for Huffing Outside Local Walmart

Via News and Tribune in Indiana:

This past Sunday, a 39-year-old man was arrested for inhaling toxic vapor and public intoxication, after police found him lying on the ground outside of a Walmart in Clarksville, Indiana. The man was in possession of two cans of dust cleaner, one of which was empty. Police report the man smelled of alcohol, and was confused at the time of questioning.

The man failed two failed sobriety tests, and reported a .17 blood-alcohol contest during a portable breath test.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Illinois Man Under Arrest for Huffing

Via Evergreen Park Patch in Illinois:

A 40-year-old man from Evergreen Park, IL was recently charged with unlawful use of an intoxicating compound after he was caught huffing from an aerosol can on July 5th.

Police found the man slouched up against a tree with a straw in his mouth, where he admitted to using the cans to "get high."

Washington Man Arrested for Third-Degree Theft and Unlawful Inhalation

Via Enumclaw Patch in Washington:

On Wednesday, July 10th police found a man huffing an aerosol bottle just outside of Monroe Avenue in Washington. The suspect was arrested for third-degree theft and unlawful inhalation.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Illegal Use of Solvents

Via in Pennsylvania:

A young man from Hepburn Township, PA was recently charged with illegal use of solvents after using them to get high in late May.

The man was initially jailed in Lycoming County Prison, but was released on $1,500 bail.

Oklahoma Woman Receives Child Neglect Charges After Huffing

Via Oklahoma's Own in Oklahoma:

An Oklahoma woman was recently charged with child abuse, child neglect, and endangerment after passing out while huffing and leaving her infant child laying next to her on the floor.

The woman was found unresponsive on the floor of her home in Oklahoma City. When she finally awoke, the woman took another hit of a computer duster and passed out again. Police also found a stash of "Pirate's Booty" potpourri in her pocket, along with a pipe that is used to smoke it.

Ohio Man Huffs and Kills Two in Vehicle Accident

Via The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio:

Yesterday afternoon, a 19-year-old man from Middletown, Ohio faced two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for allegedly causing the death of two people in late June. The driver admitted to huffing a can of cleaning solution twice before passing out at the wheel and causing the accident.

The man does not remember anything about the crash.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Illinois Woman Passes Out in Public Restroom After Huffing

Via the Journal News in Illinois:
An 18 year old female was treated at the hospital after she passed out in a public restroom and hit her head. She had been huffing computer duster.
When police responded to the restroom they noted she had been spraying the product into medical gloves and inhaling the fumes from them. She also told ambulance personnel that she had been arrested for huffing after a visit to the hospital the previous evening.

New Jersey Man Hufffing Inhalants While Ridng a Motorized Wheelchair

Via the Newark Advocate in New Jersey:
Twice in two days police have responded for a report of a man riding a motorized wheelchair while abusing inhalants.
On June 29th officers responding to the report found a man inside a home huffing computer duster. They noticed the wheelchair outside contained cans of computer duster and they heard “what sounded like the dispensing of an aerosol can coming from inside the apartment.”  Through the screen door they saw the man huffing and when they tried to handcuff him he took the “can with his free hand, put it in his mouth and inhaled the contents once more.” He was treated at the hospital but not arrested.

The following morning at 6:15 am, police responded to the call and found the same man inhaling from a can of computer duster. He wasn’t arrested but police are considering submitting the report for “charges of abusing a harmful intoxicant.” The man told police he abuses inhalants for pain.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vermont Man Pleads Guilty to Huffing Behind the Wheel

Via the Burlington Free Press in Vermont:
A 19 year old man has pleaded guilty to huffing behind the wheel, resulting in the death of a 56 year old New Hampshire man.

The accident occurred June 30th of last year. The driver hit the motorcyclist, causing him to roll onto the hood of the car and then under a wheel. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The car's passenger later told police they had both huffed computer dusting spray while driving.  
At the driver’s arraignment last August the judge ordered the defendant released on the condition he attend a residential treatment program. In exchange for his guilty plea yesterday the prosecution agreed to “drop a charge of gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in death and to argue, at sentencing, for no more than a five-year prison sentence.” At the man’s sentencing next month he can argue for a suspended sentence of 15 years and no prison time.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Maryland Man Huffing and Driving Causes Accident

Via Southern Maryland News Net in Maryland:

This past Saturday, a young Maryland man was driving his car southbound on Three Notch Road before falling asleep at the wheel and veering off to strike a tree and later a parked Saturn with two occupants. Inside the car was an adult male, and an eight month old child. After crashing, the driver was unable to immediately identify what had happened, and even questioned bystanders, asking "What happened? Did I hit something?"

The driver was arrested and charged with inhaling harmful substances, as well as many other reckless driving offenses including driving without a license, failure to stop after an accident involving damage, and life and persons.

Two Florida Men Charged with Huffing and Child Neglect

Via in Florida:

Last Friday, two Florida men were found huffing cans of aerosol with two young kids in the car. One of the inhalant users told police that he was watching the children, and that the young boy was his son.

After further investigation, it appeared that the two users had past arrests and minor offenses. One of the men was held on $1,500 bond for his two charges, while the other remained in jail with a bond set at $500 and $1,000 on child neglect. The second man was also being held without bond for violation of probation charges for burglary of conveyance and petit theft.

Iowa Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants

Via in Iowa:

This past week, a Coralville man was arrested for driving under the influence of inhalants. The man reportedly drove on several highways going southbound before police were able to stop and arrest him.

The driver has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and an aggravated driving misdemeanor.