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Crime & Courts

Police: St. Charles teen used aerosol spray to get high while driving

ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles teen accused of using an aerosol dust spray to get a quick high while driving faces a charge of reckless conduct, among others, according to a St. Charles Police Department report.


Scott Anthony Sheble, 18, of the 500 block of Steeplechase Road, was charged with reckless conduct, unlawful use of an intoxicating compound and two counts of improper lane use.

At about 5:08 p.m. Saturday, a car driven by Sheble reportedly hit two vehicles when making a wide turn from Foxfield Road onto northbound Dunham Road in St. Charles.

Continuing north slowly, he bounced off a curb near the south entrance of St. Charles East High School, before veering off the road and knocking over a light pole, police said.

Sheble appeared disoriented and didn't remember hitting the vehicles or light pole, police said.

He told a sergeant he ingested the contents of an aerosol computer duster spray can to obtain a "quick and temporary state of intoxication," police reported.

"Sheble did this while driving, which caused him to black out," police said.

Police reportedly found three cans of the spray behind Sheble's driver's seat. One was almost empty, one was mostly full and one was full, police said.

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