Police: Man huffed keyboard spray after crash as cop watched

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Posted: Sep 02, 2015 3:34 PM

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 (http://bit.ly/1JxG2kp) 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.

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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.