A motorist was
arrested Monday on a charge of operating while intoxicated after he was
found to be “huffing paint” while driving, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 5:15 p.m. Alec E. Sadauskas, 21, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was stopped
on eastbound I-94, a mile east of Burr Street, after he overtook a trooper
in heavy, slow-moving traffic, then began to “follow another vehicle (at)
less than a car’s length.”
Sadauskas “moved to
the left lane and began passing traffic on the left shoulder, cutting off
another vehicle, and changing lanes without utilizing a turn signal,” police
Sadauskas, the trooper “was hit was a strong odor of spray paint coming from
inside the car,” and discovered Sadauskas himself to have “red spray paint
on his face, hands, neck, shirt, and blue jean jacket,” police said.
was slurred and he appear confused while (the trooper) talked with him,”
police said. “When questioned about the paint he began to get angry and said
the paint can ‘exploded’ in his face. The paint can, however, was intact and
subsequently charged with operating while intoxicated and issued a citation
for speeding, improper passing on the left, following too closely, and
unsafe lane movement, police said.