GPD: Driver crashes while huffing with 45 cans of dust cleaner in vehicle


Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.

Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an incorrect mug shot.

Gainesville police officers arrested an Alachua man Wednesday night after they say he crashed into a ditch while huffing from a can of dust cleaner.

Rodney Plylar, 40, of 15164 NW 150th Ave., Apt. 2063, had driven his silver Nissan pickup into oncoming traffic and then crashed into a ditch near 6902 W. Newberry Road at around 7:33 p.m., according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

Police said they found Plylar passed out behind the wheel of his truck with a can of dust cleaner in his hand.

Officers said there was urine on Plylar’s pants and on the driver’s seat, but Plylar said it was soda.

In the vehicle, they also found 45 cans of dust cleaner, which are used on computers, 20 grams of marijuana and items classified as drug paraphernalia, the report said.

After he was arrested, Plylar told police he works in construction and uses the dust cleaner for cleaning cement off foundations. The arresting officer, who previously worked in construction, said that, to his knowledge, canned dust cleaner is not generally used to clean cement and that it would not be cost-effective, the report said.

Using a breath test, police detected an interferent in Plylar’s two samples that would be consistent with someone who was huffing dust cleaner, according to the report.

Plylar was arrested on charges of inhaling harmful chemicals, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence, according to the report. He was being held as of Thursday at the Alachua County jail in lieu of $9,000 bond.

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