A West Palm Beach woman was arrested this week after crashing her car into a cement pole and then huffing chemicals from an aerosol can in front of a police officer.
Amber Wall, 24, was alone in her Acura on Tuesday when a witness called 911 to report that he saw the driver slump over the steering wheel and then crash into the pole near the railroad tracks near the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and NE 14th Street in Delray Beach.
When a Delray police officer arrived, he found Wall still in the driver seat with the key in the ignition. She told the officer that she didn't know how the crash occurred and that she was tired "because she had been up all night after being kicked out of a recover house in Lantana."
Her license was suspended so the officer had the car towed, leaving Wall with her suitcase and purse.
The officer had her sit on a sidewalk while he wrote up traffic citations. While he was doing the paperwork he heard the sound of compressed air in her direction.
The officer went to Wall, who was now lying down, and saw that she had a can of "Ultra Duster Industrial Strength" in her hand and the zipper to her suitcase was open. He recognized what she was doing as "huffing," or inhaling chemicals to get high.
The officer reported that Wall was "momentarily incoherent and her pupils" were small and constricted.
Wall was charged with driving with a suspended license and inhaling a harmful chemical.