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Driver revived with Narcan after veering off I-90 in Wickliffe

Posted at 2:42 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 14:42:49-04

WICKLIFFE, Ohio — A driver had to be revived with Narcan after he drove off the roadway and into the brush on I-90 eastbound at Bishop Road in Wickliffe on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched to the car crash at about 3:20 p.m. and found the car in the brush on the right side of the road, according to a Facebook pose by Wickliffe police. The car was still in gear, and the driver was unresponsive.

Patrol officers broke out a passenger window and put the car into park before giving the driver Narcan to overcome the effects of a narcotics, officials said. The driver eventually came to and declined transport to the hospital.

The driver was arrested for OVI-drugs and cited for driving with a suspended license and failure to control. He was held for court at Wickliffe Jail.

Wickliffe officers have made 21 arrests for OVI so far this year, and a significant number of them have been for drug-related impairment, officials said.

“This is a dangerous trend we have been seeing for several years, and it largely coincides with the opiate epidemic,” the Wickliffe police Facebook post states.