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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Minnesota Man Huffing and Driving Crashes into Another Vehicle


A 26-year-old Minnesota man was charged with third-degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving and two counts of criminal vehicular operation after huffing and driving.

Officers responded to a call of a head on collision.  The man driving was incoherent. Once coherent, he denied taking medications or drinking alcohol and he consented to a search of his car, "with the caveat that officers might find aerosol cans because he was 'huffing' the night before."

Officers found a partially empty aerosol can that had condensation and was cold to touch, meaning it had recently been used.  In a statement to officers, the man said he took six to seven hits from the can while driving to work.  The woman in the car he hit was taken to the hospital for back injuries.

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