Blog Report

Friday, October 30, 2015

Florida Doctor Accused of Huffing and Driving for Third Time


A 61-year-old Florida podiatrist is accused of driving while under the influence of inhalants for the third time, following a ticket for reckless driving. The doctor was arrested after swerving off the road and damaging a light pole, and was seen throwing a can of electronics air duster into the woods. Police report that he had three incidents of driving involving duster cans in one week. The doctor was only arrested one of the three times because huffing effects are difficult to identify and typically only last 10-20 minutes, although they can kill immediately.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rhode Island Driver Abuses Inhalants, Drags Police Office behind Car

On the morning of Thursday October 29th, several police officers in Warwick, Rhode Island responded to a report of an erratic driver. They arrived at a local gas station where they found a 27 year old woman who seemed confused in a car that had two blown out tires. Furthermore, the claim to have found huffing materials in the vehicle.

Reportedly, the driver put the car in gear after an officer tried to turn off the engine. This caused an officer to briefly get caught on the car. Fortunately he was not injured since he got loose after approximately ten feet. After this incident the police took the woman into custody and where she currently is facing several charges including DUI, reckless driving and possession of toxic substances.

Rhode Island Woman Charged with Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants

"A Smithfield driver who huffed spray-air aerosol while driving early Oct. 29 then popped two tires on a curb was arrested by Warwick officers called to intercept her after she fled in her car, ramming two cruisers before police apprehended her.

The officers charged [her] with reckless driving, Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or drugs (the aerosol) and possession of a toxic substance (the aerosol). "

Green Bay Woman Faces Jail for Huffing OWI Offense


A 41-year-old Green Bay woman faces an 18-month prison sentence after receiving her 5th DUI, in addition to three years of additional supervision and three years with her driver's license revoked. Police pulled the woman over for erratic driving and discovered cold cans of compressed air, indicating recent and prolonged use. Because of four previous DUI offenses, the incident of driving under the influence of inhalants qualified as a fifth offense, leading to jail time. She was also sentenced to nine months in jail on a misdemeanor charge of intentionally abusing a hazardous substance, which will be served at the same time. 

Wisconsin Woman Arrested after Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants

On the morning of October 29th, a 41 year old woman from Green Bay Wisconsin was sentenced to 18 months in prison for operating a vehicle while under the influence of an inhalant. The court cited the fact that she was convicted of four separate charges of driving under the influence prior to this latest incident for the stiff sentence.

After she is released, she will serve three years of extended supervision. Also she will have her license suspended for three years. Additionally, the Brown County judge ruled that she must have an ignition interlock installed into her car for two years afterwards.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Texas Car Explosion Linked to Computer Duster


Police were called to the scene of a car explosion in Plano, Texas, with reports detailing that a man with several cans of computer dusters was to blame. Witnesses reported the man scene fleeing from the car, and a bomb squad was called to investigate. As no explosives were discovered at the scene, authorities expect the explosion to have occurred when a man was huffing cans of compressed air duster, followed by lighting a cigarette. A man later appeared at a nearby hospital with burns, although he is reported to recover. No formal charges have been filed.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Florida Doctor Crashes Car after Huffing, Knocks out Power at Local Supermarket

On the morning of Tuesday October 27th, a 61 year old physician in Saint Augustine crashed his car into a power pole. This left a major grocery store in the area without electricity. Police responding to the scene reported that the man in question was huffing computer cleaner.

According to the police report, he was fairly compliant with the arresting officers’ requests. However, he was physically unable to stand in order to carry out the field sobriety tests. However, the doctor was eventually taken to the county jail. From there he was charged with DUI with Property Damage and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

Plano Authorities Suspect a Car fire was Started by Aerosol Abuse

Upon witnessing a car fire in a local parking lot, Plano firefighters believed that the situation warranted an investigation.  According to their reports, the car contained several cans of computer cleaner that were likely used by the driver to become intoxicated. These possess a chemical called difluoroethane which is highly flammable. Therefore, they believe the car ignited when the driver tried to light a cigarette after abusing inhalants.

At the time of the incident, the driver was seen running from the burning car. However, local authorities soon found him. After taking him into custody, they quickly brought him to Parkland Hospital in order to treat his non-life threatening burns.

Michigan Man Found Huffing Duster In Parking Lot


A 19-year-old Michigan man was charged with prohibited use of a chemical agent and driving without a valid license following a tip to the police of a man spraying his face with an unknown substance in a Family Fare parking lot. Officers arrived and found him inhaling a can of duster. Paramedics were called to administer medical attention, and the man was subsequently arrested. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Minnesota Driver Pleads Guilty in Huffing Related Crash

A 26 year old man from Hastings Minnesota has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation during a court appearance on Monday October 19th. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 26th in which he collided head on with another car. The other driver was taken to the hospital with back injuries.

Although he denied drinking that day, he admitted to having taken several “hits” from the aerosol cans in the back of his car on his way to work. His current charges count as a gross misdemeanor. Therefore, he will be required to serve 21 days in jail and spend two years on probation. Furthermore, he will have to undergo a chemical evaluation and stay off alcohol and controlled substances.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Washington Woman Hospitalized and Arrested Following Theft of Canned Air

A 31 woman in western Washington State was found passed out in a public bathroom on Saturday October 17th after huffing a significant amount of canned air. Once taken into custody, the police brought her to Providence Centralia Hospital.

Furthermore, the police cited the woman in question on suspicion of third-degree theft and inhaling toxic fumes.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Victim of Man who drove Under the Influence of Inhalants Offers Forgiveness

During an October court appearance, a traffic safety flagger publically forgave the 50 year old man who ran his car into her after inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as “whippets.” According to witnesses, the Portland man was weaving around traffic when he hit the woman despite her orange safety vest and sign that said “slow.” The collision left her in critical condition, although she is not beginning to heal.

After the March 25th incident, the man pled guilty to charges of third-degree assault and driving under the influence of inhalants. He is currently scheduled to face a sentencing hearing on November 2nd, 2015.

Family in West Michigan Tries to Raise Awareness about Inhalant Abuse

A family from the Kalamazoo area has been on a mission to raise awareness about inhalant abuse. This has been in response to what they describe as the troubles of a 30 year old member of their family who has been addicted to inhalants for several years.

One of their main policy objectives is reducing access to potential inhalants in retail stores. As a precedent, they point to restrictions on Sudafed purchases.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Florida Man Sentenced After Huffing 'Duster' in Cemetery, Attacking Police


A Florida man accused of huffing duster in a cemetery was sentenced to a year in prison for attacking police officers.

"Springfield Police were dispatched March 14 at about 1:30 p.m. to a cemetery at 1535 E. 15th St., where 34-year-old William Howard IV was huffing computer cleaner aerosol, also known as “duster.” When officers made contact with him, Howard reportedly became violent, attempting to kick officers several times. Even after police used a stun gun, Howard struggled and attempted to overpower the officers, police reported."

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Stealing and Abusing Inhalants

 A 29 year old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania was charged with theft and illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances on October 12th, 2015. This occurred after he overdosed as a result of huffing compressed air spray. Furthermore, local officials claim that the man reported stealing two cans of air spray.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Man from Poulsbo, Washington Dies after Inhaling Air Duster

A 29 year old man from Poulsbo, Washington fell into cardiac arrest subsequently and died on Saturday October 10th, 2015. He had been taken to Harrison Medical Center after police took him into custody. As of the time the story was written, the police were withholding his name from the public until his next of kin could be located.

According to local reports, he was first discovered in a public restroom by the on duty store attendants. They reported that he was inhaling fumes in a stall to the police. Once the authorities arrived, they took him to the hospital where he was initially seen to be in relatively good health other than some scratches from an unrelated previous incident. However, his condition soon rapidly worsened and he passed away in a matter of hours

Man Arrested after Huffing Canned Air in a Park’s Portable Toilet

On Saturday October 10th, a 28 year old man in Ferndale, Michigan was arrested after police found him in a portable toilet with a can of compresses air. They arrived at the scene after witnesses reported a seeing a man enter the restroom and not leaving. Additionally, they claimed to hear the sound of a spray can and subsequently, a thud.

Officers reported that the man called out that he “was sleeping” in an extremely slurred manned after they knocked on the door. Later he was taken into custody and protested that he “only inhaled one can.” After he was cleared medically, he was issued a citation for abuse of inhalants under a local ordinance. Additionally, his parole officer was notified of the incident.

Friday, October 9, 2015

New Jersey Man Arrested after Huffing on Courthouse Grounds

On Friday October 9th, a 39 year old man from Toms River, New Jersey was observed inhaling the contents of an aerosol can on the grounds of the Ocean County Courthouse. The suspect was first seen by a local sheriff who called for assistance with arresting him at 9:44 A.M. According to police reports, the man was walking strangely and attempted to hide the can of computer cleaner in the sleeve of his shirt.  

After his arrest, the man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and use or possession with intent to use. Furthermore, the Sheriff's office discovered that he was wanted on two probation warrants for bail violations.

Florida Man Sentenced after Huffing Computer Cleaner and Attacking Police

A 34 year old man in Springfield, Florida was arrested on March 14, 2015 for inhaling the contents of a can of computer cleaner in a cemetery. As the police took him into custody, he repeatedly tried to kick and lash out at the officers. These acts of physical aggression continued even after the police used a stun gun on him.

After this incident, he was charged with inhaling a harmful chemical substance and resisting arrest with violence. After pleading no contest, he was sentenced to just over one year in prison on Friday October 9th, 2015.

Michigan Man Found Huffing in Car While Waiting for Girlfriend

On October 9th 2015, a 19 year old man was allegedly found inhaling the contents of an aerosol can. The police report that the man drove with a suspended license to a store and brought a can of air duster. He then drove to a nearby parking lot and proceeded to inhale the contents while waiting for his girlfriend to finish work.

Local shoppers witnessed what the man was doing and reported it to the police. Once they arrived, they called paramedics out of concern for the young man’s medical state. After he was cleared, the alleged perpetrator was taken into custody and charged with prohibited use of a chemical agent and driving without a valid license.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tennessee Man Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 35 year old man from Rockvale, Tennessee man was taken into custody on Tuesday night at approximately 6:40 PM after allegedly huffing and driving. While responding to a call regarding someone having a seizure behind the wheel, a local officer claims to have witnessed the man spraying canned duster into his nose while pulled over to the side of the road.

Upon confronting him, the officer claims that the man refused to cooperate. After gaining access to the car by breaking through a window, the Tennessee man reportedly put up a brief struggle against the arresting officer. From there he was taken first to a hospital and then to jail. Currently, he is being charged with resisting arrest and driving under the influence. The bond is set at $4,000.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies Report Increased Inhalant Abuse

On October 6th 2015, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies reported that they have investigated three separate instances of residents abusing inhalants while driving. The first two instances resulted in the drivers hitting trees. However, the third incident resulted in the driver crashing into a utility pole on Sunday October 4th.

  The crashes occurred in Jamestown Township, Georgetown Township, and Coopersville respectively. The latest suspect suffered serious injuries, had his car totaled, and has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to One Year Probation for Huffing Spray Paint


On October 6, 2015 a 44 year old man in Sheboygan Wisconsin was sentenced to one year probation for two separate incidents. The first was when in mid-July when the man’s brother called the authorities after finding him impaired. Later that day the Sheboygan man admitted to police that he has huffed an entire can of gold spray paint.

The second incident occurred in early-August in which he was found passed out on a railway bridge with a can of spray paint next to him. According to the man’s own admission, he has been addicted to huffing paint since he was 17.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Former Model Attempts to Regain Contact with Child Despite Inhalant Abuse


In the New York metropolitan area, a former professional model is taking her billionaire ex-husband to court in order to regain visitation rights with their daughter. The woman has reportedly been cut off from her since their last court appearance in which the wealthy Long Island trader released a video of his ex-wife inhaling air-blast spray which is commonly used to clean computer keyboards.

In response to her ex-husband’s allegations that his actions have been simply been in the best interests of their daughter, the former model emphasizes that the girl need a mother in her life. Also she claims that her 2013 overdose was driven by stresses caused by her drawn out custody battle.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Michigan Man Crashes into Utility Pole after Huffing

On the night of Sunday October 4, 2015, a man crashed his truck into a utility pole near Coopersville, Michigan. However, the Ottawa County Police Department has stated that the man was not injured from the collision.

According the local reports, the damage was fairly extensive as several power lines were pulled down in the process. Additionally, the department reported that the man in question inhaled canned air duster while driving and subsequently blacked out. He was taken into custody shortly afterwards.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Georgia Man Arrested After Inhaling Carburetor Cleaner in Van

A man in Roswell, Georgia was arrested on Saturday October 3, 2015 after police found him unconscious in the back of a work van. According to local reports, he had huffed carburetor cleaner to the point that the responding officers were overwhelmed by the fumes when they opened the van doors.

Soon after finding the man, police took the man to the hospital. After he was given time to recover, they took the man to a local jail where he spent two days before being bonded out. Currently he is facing charges of huffing an illegal inhalant.

Woman Found Dead in Delaware Motel: Inhalant Abuse-related

A 27 year old woman was found dead on Saturday October 3rd 2015. The police were alerted of this occurrence by her 31 year old boyfriend who claimed to have found her in a motel in a Murfreesboro, Delaware motel room.

The boyfriend told the authorities that the woman had inhaled duster the night before. However, the exact cause and manner of death has yet to have been reported by the local medical examiner’s office. Currently the Murfreesboro police department is considering the incident to be part of an “unintended death investigation.”

Friday, October 2, 2015

Montana Mother who Provided Alcohol and Inhalants to her Children Sentenced

A woman from Hamilton, Montana was sentenced to ten years in Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended. She was first arrested in May 2014 after she provided alcohol to a 13-year-old boy, who became extremely sick in the motel room where she was staying with her 14-year-old daughter. However, the mother did not seek medical treatment because she “was worried about getting into trouble.” The second incident occurred when she was released on bail in November. During this time, she abused inhalants with her children. After consuming these products, one of her children fell and hit its head and subsequently had two seizures.

These events were reportedly part of a larger parenting trend. Another allegation included regularly using drugs in front of her children. Additionally, is also accused of regularly bringing various men home for the purpose of having sexual intercourse in front of her children. Her defense attorney cited the physical and sexual abuse that she suffered as a child as reasons for her behavior. However, the judge rejected her please for clemency during sentencing.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Connecticut Man Bites State Trooper after Inhaling Dust Cleaner

A 25 year old man from Somers, Connecticut was arrested on the night of Thursday October 1st 2015 and was charged with assaulting a police, interfering with an officer and resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call and third-degree assault. The police originally arrived after receiving two 911 calls from family members who reported that he had started throwing objects and smashed a phone when a relative tried to call 911. This allegedly began after he had inhaled the contents of a can of dust cleaner.

When the police attempted to put the young man, in handcuffs, he bit an officer and began spitting. Due to his violent actions, the police responded by using pepper spray. The man was arraigned in Rockville Superior Court on Friday October 2nd and was held on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court later in the month.