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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield man was huffing when he crashed his car into a tree, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett. Officers found an aerosol can under Brian Penny's shirt after the crash, the sources indicated.

Penny, 23, of Chesterfield, was charged with reckless driving following Thursday morning's crash on Full Rack Drive.

When Penny feel asleep behind wheel, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 23, his 2010 Nissan Altima crossed into the westbound lane and then struck a tree, police said.

Officers confirmed Penny fell asleep after using an inhalant.

Penny was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

It is unclear when Penny is scheduled to appear in court.