Man charged with DUI, said he doesn't recall accident

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.

A Gainesville man found with empty beer cans, gas cartridges and compressed air containers was arrested on a DUI charge after getting into an accident that he didn't remember, Gainesville police reported.

Arrested was Justin John Wood, 27, of 3004 NW 44th Place.

Police allege Wood rammed into a vehicle from behind at about 6:50 p.m. Friday at 1500 NW 34th St., causing more than $10,000 in damage.

Found in his truck were empty beer cans and five small cartridges known as whippets. Whippets containing nitrous oxide can be inhaled to get high.

Also found were two cans of compressed-air dusters, commonly used to remove dust from electronic equipment. The dusters contain gases that also can be inhaled.

The report states that Wood smelled of beer, appeared intoxicated and performed badly on a field sobriety test. Police also reported that Wood told officers he did not remember being in an accident.

Wood was taken to Shands at the University of Florida and allowed a nurse to take a blood sample about three hours after his arrest, the report states.

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