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    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

Don’t Huff and Drive

Posted by Childress on September 28, 2006

From the Louisville Courier Journal:

Twice this summer, police in Kentucky and Southern Indiana said drivers in serious accidents had been inhaling from compressed- air cans used to clean keyboards and other items.

In July, 10 people were hurt when a teenager accused of huffing drove his car through a crowd at the Madison Regatta in Indiana.

The next month, a 20-year-old driver from Guilford, Ind., died and three others were injured in a car crash on Interstate 275 in Kentucky; police said the Indiana man had been huffing.

And from the Fresno Bee:

Two Fresno police officers suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a motorist slammed into a parked van outside a convenience store, pushing it into the officers as they sat on motorcycles, police said.

Mark Feathers, 18, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, hit and run, being an unlicensed driver, reckless driving and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, said Sgt. Dave Gibeault. …

Gibeault said Feathers had been “huffing,” or inhaling fumes from an aerosol can, and was involved in a hit-and-run collision at Cedar and Highway 168 seconds before the collision with the officers.

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One Response to “Don’t Huff and Drive”

  1. Dodgy said

    Two things….

    Don’t take solvents ever.
    Don’t take any type of drug that effects co-odination and then drive, ever.

    The fact that people sometimes stupidly decide to drive under the influence, is not an argument against drugs anymore than it is an argument not to drive. It’s just an argument not to do both.

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