Man high on air duster can crashes into Clinton home

By Cristina Rendon

Published 10/04 2012 10:10PM

Updated 10/05 2012 10:20AM

CLINTON, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A man accused of inhaling gas from an air duster can drove off the road and through a yard before crashing into a house Thursday morning.

The crash happened near 1139 West and 800 North. The accident damaged the garage of Gwen Parkinson’s house.

“Thankfully no one was home,” she said. “I came home and there was a car parked in my garage. It wasn’t any of our cars.”

Clinton Police said 36-year-old Anthony Rogers admitted to huffing an air duster can. The contents in the bottle can be harmful or fatal when deliberately inhaled.

Rogers clipped a mailbox, took down a light pole, crashed through two fences and hit the front of a parked RV before ending up inside Parkinson’s garage.

“The whole thing was smashed in,” Parkinson said. “There was glass all over.”

Parkinson believes her husband’s milling machine stopped Rogers’ car from going any further into their house.

Neighbors and witnesses are still in a bit of shock and can’t believe Rogers was allegedly high behind the wheel.

“It was scary,” Lynn Ericksen said. “It’s stupid for him to be playing around with that stuff anyway.”

Rogers is in Davis County jail facing four charges: abuse of a psychotoxic chemical, unsafe lane of travel, revoked driver’s license and ingnition interlock restriction.

Police said Rogers was supposed to have a breathalyzer installed in his car, but he didn’t.

Parkinson said despite the damage, she is thankful Rogers and her family members are okay.

“We’re in a long process ahead of us,” she added. “That’s what is hard.”

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