YORKVILLE – A deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department saved a man who was overdosing on heroin at 7:11 p.m. Friday.

The Racine County Joint Dispatch Center received a report of a person having a seizure in a car parked outside a hotel at 910 S. Sylvania Avenue. Deputies arrived on scene first. They found a man in “obvious distress” because he was foaming at the mouth and showing signs that he was overdosing on opiates, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Removing the man from the car, the deputy injected a shot of Narcan into him. The man started to respond to the medication, which counter effects of opiates. As he did, he became combative and the deputy had to restrain him.

Once rescue workers from the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department arrived, the man calmed down and they took over medical treatment.

The woman who called 911 was also impaired. She was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.