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Man on drugs crashed stolen car after spotting sheriff's deputy, treated for overdose after wreck

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, October 26 2022 Oct 26, 2022 October 26, 2022 1:44 PM October 26, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man had to be treated for an apparent drug overdose right after he crashed a stolen car while fleeing law enforcement. 

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the driver panicked and tried to get away after spotting a sheriff's deputy near the intersection of Joor Road and Prescott Road around 1 p.m.

Despite the deputy making no immediate attempt to stop the driver, the man sped off and crashed less than a half-mile away, according to the sheriff's office. When paramedics and firefighters arrived, the driver was reportedly treated with NARCAN, a life-saving drug used to reverse opioid overdoses.

No one was seriously hurt.

It wasn't immediately clear what charges the driver might be facing. 

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