According to police, four teenagers from upstate New York who attempted to hold their breath for the time it took for their vehicle to travel a third of a mile suffered personal injuries when the driver fainted.
Authorities said that three 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy were traveling together late on the night of May 24 when they decided they would try to hold their breath as they drove through Garbutt, a rural hamlet in the Rochester, New York area that is just three-tenths of a mile long.
According to Monroe County sheriff’s deputies, the driver, 19-year-old Caledonia, New York resident Bryan Parslow, fainted and the vehicle collided with a boulder.
Police cited Parslow for failure to stay in his lane. He is a paraplegic for whom the vehicle was specially equipped to drive.
All four teens received transport to a hospital and were released after undergoing treatment.