Police say officers tried to stop the car shortly before 11 a.m. Friday because the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A spike strip was used to blow out the car's tires and it came to a stop but the driver remained inside. TV news reports showed him repeatedly filling colorful balloons from a tank of an unknown gas and inhaling from them.
About 15 minutes after the car stopped, a squad of officers with guns drawn rushed the car, smashed the driver's window and pulled the man out.
He was handcuffed and he was taken to an ambulance for examination.