Niagara Gazette

Crime

May 12, 2014

Gasport man huffs 'Dust Off' and crashes car

A Gasport man was charged with several drug and traffic infractions Saturday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a tree near the Panera Bread on South Transit Road, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. 

Thomas J. Coleman, 19, 8451 East Avenue, was charged with driving while ability impaired, acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, first degree leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to use the designated lane, reckless driving and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, Coleman and a 16-year-old female went to Walmart on their break from working at Burger King, where Coleman bought Dust Off. Coleman admitted "huffing" the Dust Off twice while driving from Walmart to the Panera Bread parking lot where he crashed into the tree. Coleman and the female went back to work, where the female passenger complained of a headache from the collision. She was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital by her mother, the Sheriff's Office said. 

Coleman was remanded to the Niagara County Jail in Lieu of $500 bail. He is due in Lockport Town Court on May 20.

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