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New charges in Mass. car accident

LOWELL – There are new charges against a teen accused of hitting two pedestrians in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Police say she was “huffing” to get high and passed out behind the wheel.

Seventeen-year-old Catherine Gaudette was allegedly using a can of compressed air used to clean computer keyboards. She was served a summons Thursday at Dracut High School for several charges: assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, impeded operation, failure to slow for a pedestrian, operating at speed greater than reasonable and failure to drive in marked lanes.

The two pedestrians are 45-year-old Doris Milagro-Ortiz who’s currently in critical condition at Beth Israel and 22-year-old Tina Phoeuth who’s in serious condition at Lowell General.

Police held a press conference today to discuss the dangers of huffing following the accident.

Source:  necn.com