Wrong-way driver overdosed on I-75 in Taylor, police say

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 16:32:34-04

TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police had to give a man four doses of Narcan who had been driving the wrong way on I-75 in Taylor Saturday.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on southbound I-75 and Eureka.

Police say the driver purchased four packs of heroin and consumed two while on the way home, causing his overdose.

According to a post on the MSP Metro Detroit Twitter page, the man's vehicle was found facing the wrong way in the right lane of southbound I-75. The driver was slumped over, not breathing with only a faint pulse. Police add that his face was blue.

Responding troopers administered two doses of Narcan at first, then two more which revived the driver.

The driver was taken to Beaumont Hospital and the remaining packs of heroin were confiscated by police.