Man drives car into canal, ends up doing laughing gas on its roof

A man in the Hague drove his car in a canal, and instead of swimming to safety, he decided to do laughing gas on its sinking roof.

The bizarre incident occurred this Saturday in the Hague, reports Omroep West. The man seemed to be in no hurry to get to shore, as he climbed the roof of his car, and started inhaling laughing gas through a balloon.

The police took him to the police station. Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is quite widespread among some youngsters in the Netherlands. It gives the user a very strong head high that lasts around a minute, with the user of the drug being very prone to laughing while doing it. Nitrous oxide is controversial when it comes to its recreational use, as it is considered a public health danger. A recent bill introduced in Parliament seeks to ban laughing gas for private consumers by 2021.

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Vlad Moca-Grama
Vlad Moca-Grama
Vlad was born and raised in Brasov, Romania and came to the Hague to study. When he isn't spending time missing mountains or complaining about the lack of urban exploration locations in the Netherlands, you can find him writing at Dutch Review.


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