In wake of fatal crash, experts explain dangers of ‘huffing’

[KARE 11, Nov. 5, 2018] The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed three Girl Scouts and one of their mothers on a Wisconsin highway is accused of huffing before the crash.

But what is huffing, exactly?

“Huffing is similar to being intoxicated with alcohol,” said Dr. David Frenz, an Allina Health addiction specialist. “The thing that can occur, your reflexes can be slowed down. Your coordination can be impaired. … It would be easy to make mistakes, while driving or doing other things.”

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