Man allegedly inhaled solvents before crash
JERSEY SHORE – For the second time in two months, Newark, N.J. resident Felipe L. Faria has been charged with illegal use of solvents, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
This time the 21-year-old man was arrested following a one-vehicle crash in which his Mazda crashed into the side of a building in the 100 block of Bridge Street about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Patrolman Brian Fioretti said.
When Fioretti arrived on the scene, Faria was slumped over the wheel of his car. In his hands was a can containing toxic vapors, the officer said.
The driver then regained consciousness, but before the officer had a chance to grab the can, Faria immediately started inhaling from it.
Faria, who declined treatment, was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and illegal use of solvents.
He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail.
When arrested he was free on bail on Montoursville police charges of illegal use of solvents and public drunkenness following an incident in the 1000 block of North Loyalsock Avenue on Aug. 29.