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Published January 07 2011

Police say hit-and-run suspect was huffing

Fargo police officers investigating a hit-and-run late Wednesday witnessed the suspect huffing aerosol from a can of Dust-Off, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.

The suspect allegedly rear-ended another vehicle shortly before 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of 25th Street South and fled the scene at a high rate of speed, Lykken said.

The victim followed the suspect’s vehicle and contacted police.

Officers arrived and made contact with the vehicle’s registered owner, who allowed officers into the garage, where they found the suspect slumped over in the driver’s seat. The suspect then lifted a can of Dust-Off to his face and huffed from the aerosol can, Lykken said.

Travis Dean Crane, 21, of Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of inhaling volatile chemicals, driving under suspension and duty upon striking a fixture. He was taken to the Cass County Jail.

Users huff Dust-Off to get high, but Lykken said the effects of Dust-Off are “extremely dangerous,” producing a reaction that can cause immediate severe injury or death.