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Police find evidence of huffing during traffic stop

Published 9:25am Thursday, December 24, 2009

Niles Daily Star

One man was transported to Lakeland Hospital in Niles early Tuesday morning after police discovered he had allegedly inhaled paint fumes during a traffic stop.

At approximately 1:58 a.m., Niles City Police observed a pick up truck with no headlights illuminated traveling northbound on Sycamore Street in the southbound lane, approaching an oncoming vehicle head-on.

Police stopped the vehicle and found the driver exhibiting slow and lethargic behavior, appearing disoriented. Upon a further investigation, police found baggies and spray paint in the vehicle and it was determined that the driver of the vehicle had inhaled fumes from the paint.

He was transported to Lakeland Healthcare for medical treatment. Police have contacted the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office, requesting that a warrant be issued for arrest.

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