A Jennings County man was arrested Sunday after allegedly crashing his pickup truck in to a mobile home.
Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Spokesman for the Versailles District of the Indiana State Police (ISP), says that 22-year-old Draden Box, of North Vernon, was arrested for driving under the influence and inhaling toxic fumes after he allegedly crashed his vehicle near Commiskey.
Wheeles says the investigation began when Trooper Randel Miller responded to the crash in the 1400 block of County Road West 850 South near Commiskey. The Trooper found Box, who he described as “disoriented,” near the vehicle. Investigators say that Box passed out while driving his pickup truck just after inhaling fumes from an aerosol can. ISP adds that after Box allegedly passed out, he drove off the road before striking trees and a mobile home. The vehicle then struck a large tree and came to a stop.
Box was booked in the Jennings County Jail on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, Level 6 felony and Inhaling Toxic Fumes, a Class B misdemeanor.
The Indiana State Police are taking this opportunity to remind you of the dangers of inhaling toxic vapors. The department says that such action is a threat, not only to the user, but to the public as well, especially when driving.