ST. GEORGE – Tragedy was narrowly avoided Tuesday evening when a man drove head-on into another vehicle on St. George Boulevard.
Tyson Glore, 33, of St. George, was allegedly huffing from a can of Dust Off while driving east on St. George Boulevard, according to a report issued by Sgt. Sam Despain of the St. George Police Department.
“Tyson drove up over the south curb on the Boulevard and ran over one of the landscaping trees in front of Iceburg Drive-in,” Despain wrote. Glore then crossed to the other side of the road and drove over the median and into oncoming traffic.
Nearby, two St. George Police Officers who were investigating an unrelated crime, watched as Glore drove head-on into another vehicle, driven by a woman with two young children in her car at around 6:40 p.m.
“This mother saw Tyson driving at them, she stopped and began honking to no avail, Tyson hit them head on,” wrote Despain. “Miraculously no one was injured.”
The product Dust Off, that Glore was apparently huffing, is used for cleaning computers and other sensitive electronic equipment. While it’s sometimes referred to as “canned-air,” the product contains the refrigerant, difluorethane, which can be abused and has been the cause of multiple fatal accidents nation-wide.
Glore was arrested and charged with a DUI, psycho-toxic chemical abuse, criminal mischief, and reckless driving. Glore was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility.
Ed. Note: Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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