UPDATE 1:00 p.m. (Sept. 1):
The Ohio Highway Patrol has released cruiser camera video that shows a trooper, nurse and other emergency responders work to save two men suspected of overdosing on heroin along I-75 in West Chester Twp.
INITIAL REPORT (Aug. 29):
A father is charged with OVI and a second drug-related violation after he and his son were found in their car, which had come to a stop on I-75 North in West Chester Twp., Butler County, unconscious from overdosing on heroin.
A trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol had to break a rear passenger’s window on a Chevy Cruze to get Kenneth Partin Sr., 56, and Kenneth Partin Jr., 31, out, according to a statement from the Lebanon post. Both Cincinnati men were unresponsive and the father was slumped over the steering wheel.
Just before 5:30 p.m. Monday, OSP dispatch received several calls about a vehicle swerving through all lanes until it came to a stop in the center median.
West Chester EMS and Fire Department, along with other with other law enforcement agencies, dispatched to the scene were able to quickly determine that both occupants were suffering from a heroin overdose.
Narcan was administered to both at the scene. They then were taken to West Chester Hospital. Both did recover.
The father was later charged with OVI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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