Washington County Sheriff's Office: Two Drug Overdose Incidents Reported in Moving Vehicles

WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to two drug overdose incidents in moving vehicles over the weekend.

The first one happened Friday night when a subject was called in as driving erratically northbound on I41. A patrol deputy stopped the driver, a 35-year-old City of Fond du Lac woman, near Cty Hwy K and observed that the passenger was experiencing a medical emergency. The deputy quickly determined the passenger, a 60-year-old Rubicon man was in the midst of an overdose. He was unconscious and had weak breathing.

Rescue was paged and the deputy administered a dose of Narcan to reverse the overdose. A second dose of the drug was administered when rescue arrived. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he regained consciousness and admitted to snorting heroin in Milwaukee. The driver was arrested for OWI first offense as she also admitted to using heroin. Assorted paraphernalia was also recovered from within the vehicle after the arrest.

The second incident occurred early Sunday morning when another overdose was reported in a moving vehicle northbound on I41 in the Village of Germantown. The victim, a 28-year-old City of Waupun man, was unconscious and demonstrating agonal breathing. The driver was directed off the highway where a deputy met him in a commercial parking lot in the area of Holy Hill Road. CPR was started on the victim and between the deputy and officers from the German Police Department, three doses of Narcan were delivered. The victim was then alert and conscious.

The investigation into that incident is currently under investigation by the Germantown Police. 

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