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Police: Woman was huffing glue while riding a scooter before crashing into a Saugus Walmart

SAUGUS —  A 35-year-old Lynn woman crashed her motorized scooter into Walmart while huffing glue, according to Saugus Police.

Susan Denise Douglas, of 18 Morris St. Apt. 2 in Lynn, allegedly crashed into the wall of the Walmart on Broadway shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. A 911 caller first reported she was inhaling something on a scooter, then the crash occurred, according to the police log.

“Twice in the presence of the officer, she inhaled the glue or toxin,” said Saugus Police Lt. Ronald Giorgetti. “They referred to it as huffing.”

Officers tried to arrest Douglas for five outstanding warrants, but she resisted, he said. She allegedly pushed an officer and used a shopping cart to strike the same officer.

Douglas was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and inhaling glue or a toxic substance. She was evaluated by medical personnel and taken to Union Hospital in Lynn.

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