I’ll Huff & I’ll Puff & I’ll Pass Out
ROCK HILL A Rock Hill woman was found unconscious in her car at Walmart Friday after she huffed fumes from an air can, police say.
Crystal Marie Jonas, 20, is charged with driving under the influence and unlawful use and possession of aromatic hydrocarbons, according to a Rock Hill police report.
An employee at the Walmart on Old York Road told police around 5:30 p.m. that Jonas was passed out in the driver’s seat of her car, a silver 2002 Grand Prix, while it was still running with the stereo playing, the report states. Police found a can of Ultra Duster, canned air that she had just purchased nearly an hour before, in Jonas’ left hand.
Police turned off the car and took the nearly-empty can of Ultra Duster before asking Jonas how much of the can she huffed. Jonas initially denied huffing, although officers saw that her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, her pupils were dilated and she had residue on her hands. She claimed the residue was from eating doughnuts, the report states.
While she searched for her driver’s license, officers saw several prescription pain pills in her purse, many of them depressants. Jonas told police she had just finished a rehabilitation program for an addiction to inhalants, the report states. She later admitted to taking several pills.
She failed three field sobriety tests. She is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 15.
Jonas and her family declined to comment.