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Trooper Saves Overdosed Man Behind the Wheel

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News

Trooper Saves Overdosed Man Behind the Wheel

A state trooper and a fast-food restaurant customer administered CPR on an unconscious driver in a Burger King drive-thru in Ohio.   According to , the passenger in the car told police the man may have suffered an opiate overdose.

 The trooper was conducting traffic when a man ran up and asked him to help an “unresponsive” man at the Burger King.  One customer was standing outside the window of the unresponsive man’s car, trying to help when the trooper noticed foam coming from his mouth.

 The overdosed man’s lips were blue, and the helpful customer said he was not breathing and she could not feel a heartbeat.  The two of them administered CPR to revive the man, after which he was taken to the hospital.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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