Inspired by teen, N.J. bill calls for zero tolerance for huffing

    Senators in northwest and northern New Jersey are teaming up on legislation that would set a zero tolerance policy for inhalent use.

    Inspired by a Sussex County teenager, “Kimmie’s Law” would make the presence of 1,1-Difluoroethane, acetone, benzene, amyl nitrate, nitrous oxide, toluene “or any other chemical substance capable of causing a condition of intoxication” in a driver’s system grounds for DWI charges.

    Kim Goupil died in August 2007 in a car crash. The driver was found to have 1,1-Difluoroethane in her system, but could not be charged with DWI under exisitng New Jersey laws.

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