Ohio police share photo of man who reportedly overdosed behind the wheel

(Courtesy: Reynoldsburg Division of Police)
(Courtesy: Reynoldsburg Division of Police)

REYNOLDSBURG (WCMH) – Reynoldsburg Police shared an image on their Facebook page of a man who had apparently overdosed behind the wheel of his car.

A Reynoldsburg officer was called to the 6400 block of E. Main St. on Oct. 16 around 3:15 a.m. on a report of someone driving erratically.

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The officer found the vehicle stopped along the side of the road. An unconscious man was behind the wheel. Police said officers “observed fresh syringe marks on the male’s arm and noticed that he was snoring and sweating profusely.”

Medics from the Truro Township Fire Department were called to the scene. Medical personnel administered 4 doses of naloxone (Narcan) before the driver became conscious again.

The man was charged with OVI and drug possession, police said.

“Drug addiction and drug abuse is a serious problem that impacts everyone in our community,” police said. “If you or someone you know has substance abuse problems, there are social service agencies available in Franklin, Licking and Fairfield Counties.”

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