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Police officer treated for drug exposure after responding to overdose in NIles

Driver found slumped over in car, later charged
Posted at 12:50 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 14:39:21-04

NILES, Ohio — A police officer in Trumbull County was treated for drug exposure when he came into contact with narcotics while responding to a reported overdose.

The incident happened in Niles Tuesday near the intersection of Youngstown Warren and Niles Cortland roads, according to the Niles Police Department.

During the encounter, the officer was exposed to an unknown drug and reported feeling ill. According to police, the officer was treated at a hospital and released.

Authorities said the driver, 27-year-old Kaitlyn Davis, was found slumped behind the wheel and turning blue. Authorities said they had to break the vehicle's window to get to the woman. She was treated on scene by the Niles Fire Department.

During the incident, police discovered Davis had nine driving suspensions.

When authorities searched the car, they found two cut straws with white residue on them, and a glass pipe. Officers also recovered two small plastic containers with white powder in them.

Davis was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment. During the drive to the hospital, authorities say Davis kept fidgeting with her bra. When EMS asked her about it, Davis took out a paper bindle, plastic bag with gray powder in it and another bag with three Xanax pills from under her bra.

At the hospital, authorities say Davis refused to cooperate and take a drug test. She was later charged with inducing panic, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and resisting arrest.

Davis is currently being held in jail on a $100,000 bond.