Deputies: Driver smoked fake pot, crashed

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- The St. Louis County sheriff's office says a driver crashed his car in northeastern Minnesota after smoking synthetic marijuana.

A witness told authorities the driver was yelling in the parking lot of a Virginia shopping center and then drove across the lot and crashed into a parked vehicle Tuesday. The driver was having a seizure and was taken to a hospital.

WDIO-TV reports the sheriff's office says the driver had gotten synthetic marijuana from a friend, who had bought it at a smoke shop earlier in the morning.

The driver's name was not released.

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Information from: WDIO-TV

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