TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | the Drive 97.1

YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas THE GUIDE

Aerosol Keyboard Cleaner? Karli Casey Faces Felony Intoxicated Driving Charge After Rollover Crash on Northwest Highway, Palatine

Mon April 30 2012 5:45 pm
 Share The Cardinal -- Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

Karli Casey, 19, of Palatine admitted to police that she inhaled the contents of an aerosol keyboard cleaner before she passed out, crossed the center line of Northwest Highway and crashed head-on into a 2006 Honda Accord Saturday night. The crash injured five people. A 41-year-old male driver and an 84-year-old female passenger were injured in the Honda. The female passenger suffered multiple fractures and a ruptured spleen from trauma caused by the crash. Both victims in the Honda were transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Two female passengers in their 20’s in Casey’s Mitsubishi Lancer were transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Karli Casey was transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where she was treated and released.

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:24 p.m. Saturday to rollover crash at Northwest Highway and 1st Bank Drive. Firefighters received a report that a silver Mitsubishi Lancer was rolled on its side and on fire with three people trapped in the car. There was also a second vehicle reported in the crash.

Firefighters reported gasoline leaking, but did not report a fire. Firefighters had a hose line standing by on the crash scene during rescue operations.

Huffing and Dusting
Aerosol keyboard cleaners usually contain hydrofluorocarbons, organic solvents and ethylene glycol. All three chemicals are potentially fatal if taken in high doses.

In summary, the hydrofluorocarbon HFC-134a can cause asphyxiation and sudden cardiac arrest if inhaled in high doses.

The hydrofluorocarbon HFC-152a is a less potent version of the hydrofluorocarbon.

2-Butoxyethanol is an organic solvent and a blood toxin that can affect target organs (brain, lungs, liver and kidneys).

Ethylene glycol is a poisonous alcohol commonly used in anti-freeze. Ethylene glycol is fatal if ingested.

Teens call the practice of inhaling keyboard cleaner “dusting” based on the cleaning brand Dust Off or other cleaning dusters. The term “Huffing” is also used, but “Dusting” refers specifically to the use of keyboard dust cleaners.

Karli Casey admitted inhaling the intoxicant immediately before the crash in a verbal and written statement, according to police. She faces a felony intoxicating driving charge.

The news of Casey’s confession comes out the same week that the media was highlighting teen abuse of ingesting hand sanitizer to get up high from the ethanol contained in hand cleaners.

Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to …

Arlington Heights Fire Engine

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Monday, April 30th, 2012

Tags: , , , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! ::: Cubs, Sox caps at :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights |
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Chicago Area Newspapers
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog

Comments for
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the article per se. Please comment on or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at ...

Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check for availability for your community. | Traffic on Twitter


Weather radar map is provided by

RSS Cardinal Weather Center