Driver crashes into home, saved by NARCAN
GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A driver crashed into a house in Germantown causing thousands of dollars in damage. Police originally thought drugs played a roll in the crash, but the drug test results came back negative. A medical issue is now suspected as the cause of the crash.
It happened Thursday morning near a busy intersection. Several people called 911 about someone driving erratically near Division and County Line Road.
“Driving in circles at the intersection, as the officers were responding information came across that the vehicle had stopped and a citizen was pounding on the gentleman’s window and saw he was slumped over the wheel,” said Lt. Tom Schreihart of the Germantown Police Department.
According to authorities the driver is a 28-year-old man from Beaver Dam. He allegedly struck a light pole, then drove onto the yard of the home.
The owners weren't there at the time. “So right away I’m like, emergency at the house – is there a fire, is there a flood? Your brain is just trying to fill in the blanks…no, no, it’s a car in the house, and I’m like how does a car get in my house?!” questioned Carsten Fehr.
According to police, the driver was unconscious.
“He did not have a pulse, our officers then administered the NARCAN under the thought that he was under the influence of an opioid,” added Lt. Schreihart.
The homeowners said they have no animosity towards the driver. They’re focused on restoration.
“They sent a team out immediately which is great, peace of mind for me know we can stabilize all this stuff.”