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DUI Suspect Given Narcan After Overdose Behind the Wheel

A Delaware man without a valid driver’s license was arrested on several charges after reportedly passing out behind the wheel and causing a single-vehicle accident while allegedly driving under the influence of narcotics.

Just after midnight on April 17, a man from Smyrna was driving locally in a 2019 Volkswagen. According to reports, he did not have a valid license to be behind the wheel. During his travels, the man was the victim of an unfortunate accident when his vehicle struck a tree on the side of the road near the Dover Scrap Yard.

Emergency medical technicians were the first on the scene, and state troopers arrived shortly after. It was believed that the man suffered an overdose, causing him to pass out and lose control of the vehicle. He was given Narcan, and the man regained consciousness before he was transported to a nearby hospital.

It was reported that the man’s vehicle was searched, and the authorities allegedly discovered several illegal items. They reported that there were 0.056 grams of heroin, a small bag holding almost 6 grams of cocaine, and a small bag with approximately 0.70 additional grams of cocaine.  A 9mm magazine with 12 rounds of ammunition was also allegedly in the car.

After he was medically cleared to leave the hospital, the man was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3. He is facing preliminary charges of one felony count of possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, one felony count of possession of a tier 1 controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, and one count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance Additionally, he was cited for several traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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