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Man Who Held Breath, Fainted and Crashed in Highway 26 Tunnel Charged
KATU ^

Posted on 06/27/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 19-year-old Snohomish, Washington man who police said caused a crash after holding his breath and fainting in an Oregon tunnel was charged with assault and reckless driving Wednesday.

Police said after Daniel J. Calhoon fainted in a tunnel on Highway 26, the Toyota Camry he was driving crossed the center line and crashed into an SUV. Both vehicles crashed into the tunnel walls and a pickup truck crashed into the Camry. Four people were injured. Police said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

Calhoon reportedly was holding his breath as part of a game or superstition.

He faces three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count each of reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief, according to court records.

The tunnel, called the Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel, was completed in 1940 and carries the highway through the Northern Oregon Coast Range mountains. It's 772 feet long, meaning that a car traveling at the posted speed limit of 55 mph would get through it in about 10 seconds.

Calhoon’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 21.

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1 posted on 06/27/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I used to do that in the Caldecott Tunnel between Oakland and Lafayette. Not for superstition, but because the tunnel smelled so bad. I was a passenger, however.

Some time in the late 1960s, they fixed the ventilation.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 4:11:29 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: nickcarraway

Darwin Futurity.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT by RichInOC (Rich's Undeniable Truth of the Day: Stupidity is its own punishment.)
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To: nickcarraway
His mistake was admitting what he did.

He should have said he wasn't feeling well and passed out.

4 posted on 06/27/2014 4:16:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

He could not hold his breath for 10 seconds? He deserves everything coming.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 4:18:16 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: nickcarraway

Mr. Coriander, how do you find these articles?


6 posted on 06/27/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: nickcarraway

Wow he couldn’t hold his breath for 10 seconds without passing out?


7 posted on 06/27/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Fungi
I have a very sharp, keen mind.

So lantro, and have a nice Friday.

8 posted on 06/27/2014 4:25:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: FourtySeven

He might have been holding more than his breath.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 5:18:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: nickcarraway

” It’s 772 feet long, meaning that a car traveling at the posted speed limit of 55 mph would get through it in about 10 seconds.”

This twit hyperventilated in 10 seconds?


10 posted on 06/27/2014 6:00:30 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway

This is as stupid as the guy I read about who set up his tent in a railroad tunnel.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 6:01:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe one day you could combine the two, and please include some caraway seeds. Cheers Mr. Coriander.
12 posted on 06/27/2014 10:26:29 PM PDT by Fungi
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