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.