Man rescued after suspected heroin OD while driving in Cecil Co.
NORTH EAST, Md. (WBFF) - State troopers rescued a man suffering from a suspected heroin overdose while driving in Cecil County.
A Maryland State Police trooper was on patrol when he saw a Chevy Tahoe stopped in the travel lane at about 7 a.m. on North East Road/Route 272 near Lums Road in North East, according to a news release.
The trooper found the driver "slumped over the wheel, with the vehicle still in drive and the doors locked." The car then drifted forward and struck the trooper's patrol car, which was parked in front of the Tahoe.
Three more troopers arrived to help; one of them used his baton to break the glass to help get the driver out, according to the news release.
The troopers found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia near the driver.
They immediately administered the anti-opioid Narcan to the driver and provided CPR until he became responsive. He was then taken by ambulance to Union Hospital in Elkton.
A trooper suffered cuts to his hand during the incident; he was treated at a hospital. No other injuries were reported.