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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Michigan Man Arrested After Huffing Related Accident in Jail Parking Lot


A Michigan man that had already been charged with drunken driving is now facing new charges for allegedly driving to the county jail after huffing from an aerosol can.

A Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a report of a crash in the Livingston County Jail parking lot. Deputies say the man claimed his truck "bumped into a car" while he was going to court because he "probably was going to prison".  Deputies say the man appeared lethargic and failed field sobriety tests.  One deputy noticed two cans of duster in the truck and suspected the man had been huffing.  The deputy sought a blood test, which was completed by the jail nurse.  Lab tests later revealed that the man's blood tested positive for difluoroethane which is found in dusters. 

A Livingston County District Court magistrate authorized a felony complaint against the man, charging him with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license. 

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