TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man crashed his SUV into a guardrail on an interstate and then inhaled computer keyboard cleaner in front of the officer who pulled him over.
Topsham Sgt. Robert Ramsay tells the Portland Press Herald that 44-year-old John Yates was arrested Monday night on Interstate 295 in Topsham.
Ramsay says police saw Yates pull into a breakdown lane, then pull out suddenly, almost hitting a tractor-trailer.
Police say a slow pursuit ensued until Yates hit a guardrail and crashed into a ditch. Police say Yates then grabbed a canister of keyboard cleaner and began huffing it.
Yates faces charges including driving under the influence of drugs. He was being held Wednesday on $1,000 bail and couldn’t be reached for comment on the charges.