NewsLocal News

Actions

Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy saves driver's life with 6 doses of Narcan

Posted: 3:31 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 16:41:59-04
Milwaukee County Sheriff administers six doses of narcan to driver

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy was in the right place at the right time Thursday afternoon as he noticed a driver was unconscious at 118th and Hampton Ave.

The deputy was behind a driver who had stopped with his turn signal on, but was not proceeding to merge with traffic. When he approached the driver's side, he saw a man with his foot on the brake and his car in drive, turning grayish blue with a freshly used needle next to his right hand.

The deputy immediately called for medical assistance and requested squads with Narcan.

When additional deputies arrived, the driver was administered six doses of Narcan and transported to a local hospital and arrested for a first offense OWI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office tweeted Thursday that they have reported to 127 probable drug overdoses since July 1. An average of one death every 14 hours.

If you or someone you know is addicted to opioids, you can call 1-800-662-HELP for confidential assistance in finding resources in your hometown. Visit their website for more information.