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Monday, March 20, 2017

Man Goes to Trial for Deadly Huffing Related Crash

via Wisconsin State Journal

A Wisconsin man is set to go to trial for vehicular homicide. The man admitted to huffing duster before losing consciousness and killing a pedestrian in 2015. His lawyer claims the accident was caused by the driver removing a hand brace, which distracted him. His lawyer also states that the prosecutor must prove that he was intoxicated. He fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian. Police later found a can of air duster in his vehicle. The man reportedly told seven people that he believed huffing duster led to the crash. At the hospital, he tested positive for difluoroethane, the active ingredient in duster, but later tested negative upon retesting. His lawyer stated that her client huffed duster to ease pain from an existing injury.

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