Driver Charged after Driving under the influence of Laughing Gas

A woman in Taoyuan City yesterday was charged with the crime of public endangerment, after being found to have been driving under the influence of laughing gas when she crashed into another vehicle on Shoushan Road.

Ms Liu, 23, rear-ended a car stopped at a red light at around 12:00 pm Sunday. When the driver of the other vehicle got out of his car to talk to Liu, he found her sitting in her car vigorously sucking on a balloon, seemingly oblivious to the accident she had caused. A bottle of nitrous oxide was leaning on the front passenger seat beside her.

Police took Ms Liu in for questioning. Liu failed a test of physical coordination and was judged unfit to drive safely, and was consequently charged with the crime of public endangerment.

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Under the influence of laughing gas, a driver crashed into the back of another vehicle in Taoyuan City, February 11, 2018. Photo: Taoyuan Police.

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