Blog Report

Monday, December 21, 2015

Alabama Man Wrecks Vehicle After Suspected Huffing, Faces DUI Charge


A 23-year old man was arrested on suspicion of huffing after crashing into a telephone pole, continuing to drive, crossing opposite lanes of traffic, and ultimately crashing into woods off the road. Witnesses reported seeing the driver throw a small object from the car, which police determined to be a can of computer duster.

“About 5 feet from the vehicle, based on my training, I recognized a canister of compressed air that blows air on your keyboard,” the officer reported. “It’s not necessarily the air that gets you high, it's the propellant that’s used to propel it out of the canister.”The driver was discovered walking in the woods and given a field sobriety test, which led to his arrest for driving under the influence of inhalants. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two New York Men Found Unconscious After Huffing


"Batavia Police were called to the Wal-Mart parking lot on Veterans Memorial Drive around 11:30 a.m., where they found Jesse Repass, 29, and Jade Repass, 20, both of Oakfield passed out in a vehicle. Officers say both were huffing fumes from dust cleaner.
Both were charged with inhalation of toxic vapors. Jade was released and is due back in court later this month, while Jesse was taken to the Genesee County Jail on $1,000 bail."

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Oregon Woman Arrested Second Time for Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants


Law enforcement arrested a woman in Oregon for driving under the influence of inhalants, following a hit and run. Witnesses reported that the driver appeared to be struggling to remain conscious. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of inhaling compressed air. This is the woman's third DUI this year, and the second time she was reported driving under the influence of inhalants.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pennsylvania Police Chief Caught Huffing


The 41-year-old Mahong Township Police Chief faces court on December 22, postponed from December 3, 2015. The officer was caught huffing from a can of compressed air while on duty back in May of 2015. According to the reports, his eyes fluttered and he was unresponsive, leading other officers to believe he was having a seizure. The officer has been in the police force for 18 years, and with the Mahong Township Police for 5 years.

The officer is on administrative leave without pay, and faces two counts each of sale or illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances

One Dead, Suspect in Custody in Oklahoma Inhalant-Related Car Crash


Prior to the car crash that took the life of one driver and injured the suspect, an Oklahoma family called in a tip for police to be on the lookout for a driver, high on keyboard cleaner. Within a few hours, the 25-year-old man drove head-on into traffic on I-44, killing another driver on impact. 

When police arrived, they reported that the drive appeared lethargic, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He was arrested on charges of suspected DUI and first-degree manslaughter. 

Los Angeles Student Found Dead After Huffing Inhalant


A Los Angeles student was found dead in his vehicle. Reports indicated that officers found him in the car, and it appeared he had been huffing, passed out, and suffocated to death. The student was only 18 years old.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Indiana Teen Caught Huffing In Park


An Indiana teen was found by police following a report of concern from his mother. Police say they found the empty can of duster in the park and located the teen in front of a home on Briarcliff Parkway.  The 18-year-old was charged with Inhaling Toxic Vapors. 

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Huffing in Public Restroom

"On Monday, officers found Harold Mirabito Jr., 31, of Enola, on the floor of the bathroom at the Subway restaurant along the 400 block of North Enola Road, police said.
Mirabito was 'unresponsive with an aerosol container in his hand and another empty one on the floor. Police found him to be inhaling the container to get high,' according to a news release from the police.
Mirabito has been charged with illegal use of solvents and noxious substances, police said."

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Maryland Woman Arrested for Huffing

A 36-year-old Maryland woman was arrested for huffing a harmful substance when a police officer conducted a wellness check. The officer determined the woman to be under the influence of inhalants when he approached her in her parked car. She was arrested for inhaling a harmful substance and two counts of paraphernalia possession.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ohio Teens Killed in Inhalant-Related Car Crash

Two teenagers were tragically killed in a car crash in Ohio on November , 2015. A surviving passenger in the car reported that the two boys killed were inhaling an air duster as an intoxicant, leading the driver to crash and end two lives