Driver with Needle in Arm Passes Out, Crashes into Mailbox

Driver with Needle in Arm Passes Out, Crashes into Mailbox

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Jan. 20, 2019)

Pontiac, MI-Deputies responded to a single-vehicle automobile accident in the 1000 block of Cesar E. Chavez Street at about 2am on Jan. 18.  The 9-1-1 caller indicated that the driver, who was still on the scene, had struck a mailbox.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  Upon their arrival, Deputies found that the driver was unconscious and had a hypodermic needle sticking out of his arm.  Deputies administered a single dose of Narcan (Naloxone) to the driver but there was no reaction.  Paramedics from Star EMS arrived on the scene.  Deputies assisted the driver from the vehicle onto the ground.  A second dose of Narcan was administered.  The victim became conscious and alert.


Paramedics from Star EMS transported the subject to McLaren-Oakland Hospital for further medical attention.  The vehicle was impounded and a UD-10 accident report was completed.  Narcotic paraphernalia and evidence found at the scene were taken to the property room for lab analysis.  The incident remains under investigation and criminal charges are pending.


VICTIM INFORMATION:  31-year-old male, resident of the City of Pontiac.


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