Careless Driving


A 19 year old man was charged with careless driving after being involved in a collision on Talbot St on Monday afternoon. The incident took place in front of Giant Tiger, when the male struck the other vehicle from behind. There were no injuries.

Impaired Driver

St. Thomas Police responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 6:35pm on Monday. The vehicle was located and although there was no odour of an alcoholic beverage the driver a 37 year old St. Thomas woman, showed obvious signs of impairment. It was later discovered the driver had been “Huffing” paint before driving. She was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was taken to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital where a blood sample was taken. She was released on an undertaking with conditions.

Paint Huffing can be fatal on the first time. The peak age for Paint Huffing is between 15 – 15 years of age. Some examples of items that can be used are; paint, paint thinners, gas, glue, nail polish remover, hair spray. Huffing is the soaking of a fabric, usually a towel or sock and then placing it in front of the nose and mouth or sometimes in the mouth. Once the toxic fumes enter the blood, the toxins travel directly to the brain which creates a immediate high and can result in dizziness and/or hallucinations. The effects only last a short while and then become a depressant much like alcohol.

Signs that someone has been huffing paint are similar to those of alcohol; blood shot eyes, diarrhea, head ache and dizziness. Some long term and quite possibly lifelong effects can be chronic nose bleeds, hearing loss and brain damage. It also affects the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and bone marrow. For more information on huffing and your child’s safety, here is a link to view:

http://www.streetsmartkidz.ca/weeklyarticles/abouthuffing.htm

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A 19 year old man was charged with careless driving after being involved in a collision on Talbot St on Monday afternoon. The incident took place in front of Giant Tiger, when the male struck the other vehicle from behind. There were no injuries. Impaired Driver St. Thomas Police responded to...
<span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">A 19 year old man was charged with careless driving after being involved in a collision on Talbot St on Monday afternoon. The incident took place in front of Giant Tiger, when the male struck the other vehicle from behind. There were no injuries.</span> <strong>Impaired Driver</strong> St. Thomas Police responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 6:35pm on Monday. The vehicle was located and although there was no odour of an alcoholic beverage the driver a 37 year old St. Thomas woman, showed obvious signs of impairment. It was later discovered the driver had been “Huffing” paint before driving. She was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was taken to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital where a blood sample was taken. She was released on an undertaking with conditions. Paint Huffing can be fatal on the first time. The peak age for Paint Huffing is between 15 – 15 years of age. Some examples of items that can be used are; paint, paint thinners, gas, glue, nail polish remover, hair spray. Huffing is the soaking of a fabric, usually a towel or sock and then placing it in front of the nose and mouth or sometimes in the mouth. Once the toxic fumes enter the blood, the toxins travel directly to the brain which creates a immediate high and can result in dizziness and/or hallucinations. The effects only last a short while and then become a depressant much like alcohol. Signs that someone has been huffing paint are similar to those of alcohol; blood shot eyes, diarrhea, head ache and dizziness. Some long term and quite possibly lifelong effects can be chronic nose bleeds, hearing loss and brain damage. It also affects the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and bone marrow. For more information on huffing and your child’s safety, here is a link to view: http://www.streetsmartkidz.ca/weeklyarticles/abouthuffing.htm
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Julie Leeds says:

Do you know what Whip-its are?? Demi Moore does…

I bet teens and kids know all the “new” ways to get a buzz…
Anyone remember sniffing dittos, liquid paper, and markers…(not to get high but I suppose it would do the trick)

I did those long before the web and guess how I found out, either someone told me or I saw people doing it…

I had a friend who’s mom took care of their “greenery”
You guessed it… pot plants because the parents were naive.

Do I need even need to mention the current epidemic of prescription drug abuse? Parents leave these medications where their kids can get them and in some cases kids take them or sell them to other kids who do for a buzz or worse the kids take other medication from their parents thinking they will get a buzz and end up taking something that could make them seriously ill.

Knowledge is power… wouldn’t you rather know what to look for in your kids room or back pack to prevent solvent abuse?

Talk to your kids, explain the dangers, open the dialogue. Let them know its understandable they might be curious about such things…but attempting to hide or sugarcoat real life…you aren’t fooling your kids, you are fooling yourself.

Public CommentUserDo you know what Whip-its are?? Demi Moore does... I bet teens and kids know all the "new" ways to get a buzz... Anyone remember sniffing dittos, liquid paper, and markers...(not to get high but I suppose it would do the trick) I did those long before the web and guess how I found out, either someone told me or I saw people doing it... I had a friend who's mom took care of their "greenery" You guessed it... pot plants because the parents were naive. Do I need even need to mention the current epidemic of prescription drug abuse? Parents leave these medications where their kids can get them and in some cases kids take them or sell them to other kids who do for a buzz or worse the kids take other medication from their parents thinking they will get a buzz and end up taking something that could make them seriously ill. Knowledge is power... wouldn't you rather know what to look for in your kids room or back pack to prevent solvent abuse? Talk to your kids, explain the dangers, open the dialogue. Let them know its understandable they might be curious about such things...but attempting to hide or sugarcoat real life...you aren't fooling your kids, you are fooling yourself.
Greg Lauzon says:

If this “huffing” is news to you……you are out of touch. It was going on in ’79 when I went to high school. And EVERY kid knows already. Little thing called a cellphone and text messaging. Of course, they could just as easily Google it.

Public CommentUserIf this "huffing" is news to you......you are out of touch. It was going on in '79 when I went to high school. And EVERY kid knows already. Little thing called a cellphone and text messaging. Of course, they could just as easily Google it.
John Forbes says:

And yes , we understand that st Thomas Blog is not responsible for posting the items uste to make the huff . It would be the police that’s giving out the info. wow

Public CommentUserAnd yes , we understand that st Thomas Blog is not responsible for posting the items uste to make the huff . It would be the police that's giving out the info. wow

I’ll repeat myself, this was written by the St. Thomas Police. http://www.stps.on.ca/index.php/MediaReleases/2013-06-11

Public CommentUserI'll repeat myself, this was written by the St. Thomas Police. http://www.stps.on.ca/index.php/MediaReleases/2013-06-11
John Forbes says:

The worst part about this blog today is, it is written how to mix the stuff for the teens to huff. Not a good idea. Now all they need to do is look on here to see how to make it. This to me is a very big problem by making it public, just saying.

Public CommentUserThe worst part about this blog today is, it is written how to mix the stuff for the teens to huff. Not a good idea. Now all they need to do is look on here to see how to make it. This to me is a very big problem by making it public, just saying.
Greg Lauzon says:

Really?? Parents could watch the kid huffing in the backyard and be completely clueless.

Public CommentUserReally?? Parents could watch the kid huffing in the backyard and be completely clueless.

just because they can get information elsewhere doesn’t mean you should contribute to the problem of making info easy to find. you can inform parents without giving outright instructions

Public CommentUserjust because they can get information elsewhere doesn't mean you should contribute to the problem of making info easy to find. you can inform parents without giving outright instructions

I hope people realise that this post is what the police post on their website. Are kids really going to go to The St. Thomas blog for ways to get high? If kids want to get high, they will finds ways without looking it up online. The information is more likely to be read by parents and will perhaps let them know what to look for.

Public CommentUserI hope people realise that this post is what the police post on their website. Are kids really going to go to The St. Thomas blog for ways to get high? If kids want to get high, they will finds ways without looking it up online. The information is more likely to be read by parents and will perhaps let them know what to look for.
Greg Lauzon says:

The kids already know all about it. Its the parents who don’t and who would actually read the article.

Public CommentUserThe kids already know all about it. Its the parents who don't and who would actually read the article.

yah, i left a comment on the article……giving instructions and ingredients and how to……..nice. just stupid journalism. do something usefull with your writing job, like the DANGERS of huffing, for one small eg. there are countless other things to write about

Public CommentUseryah, i left a comment on the article......giving instructions and ingredients and how to........nice. just stupid journalism. do something usefull with your writing job, like the DANGERS of huffing, for one small eg. there are countless other things to write about
kristina nethercott says:

the writer of this article should really not have put the instructions and ingredients for huffing….kids at risk don’t need any more help getting into trouble. good grief.

Public CommentUserthe writer of this article should really not have put the instructions and ingredients for huffing....kids at risk don't need any more help getting into trouble. good grief.

That would be the St. Thomas Police

Public CommentUserThat would be the St. Thomas Police

You should remove the HUFFING info,just giving bad ideas to dumb people :(

Public CommentUserYou should remove the HUFFING info,just giving bad ideas to dumb people :(
Moose says:

You think that kids don’t already know this? It’s nothing a quick google wouldn’t fix if they were so inclined. Don’t be so naive. Information is power, it’s probably only the parents that don’t know. Geez I’m in my 50′s and I knew about it.

Public CommentUserYou think that kids don't already know this? It's nothing a quick google wouldn't fix if they were so inclined. Don't be so naive. Information is power, it's probably only the parents that don't know. Geez I'm in my 50's and I knew about it.
Mysstic Rose says:

Lol. Who ever wrote this article thanks for telling the kids who read this all the things that can be inhaled that cause intoxication

Public CommentUserLol. Who ever wrote this article thanks for telling the kids who read this all the things that can be inhaled that cause intoxication