PALM BAY, Florida – A Walmart customer called law enforcement after watching a man inhale a chemical substance, later known as an aerosol Duster can, in the parking lot before passing out, according to Palm Bay Police.
Officers arrived and found 37-year-old Steven Joseph Mangiaracina sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, holding an aerosol duster can, with the engine running.
“As I walked up, I saw the defendant had a fixed gaze and dazed appearance,” the officer said.
Police made contact with Mangiaracina and noticed indications of a chemical substance impairment such as dilated pupils, difficulty in speech, slow movements, and confusion.
The officer told Mangiaracina they were now conducting a DUI investigation, and he performed field sobriety tests.
Police determined that Mangiaracina was impaired and unable to operate a vehicle safely.
Mangiaracina was arrested on a charge of DUI, and Inhale Ingest Harmful Chemicals, and transported to the Brevard County Jail.
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