Paramedic overdoses on drugs while driving woman who overdosed on drugs to the hospitalBy Mason White 12:58 PM November 12, 2017
A paramedic had to be revived with Narcan after overdosing on drugs while driving a female patient to a hospital to be treated for a drug overdose, according to police in Ohio.
Fairborn police said that the female patient is facing charges of assault and inducing panic because she intentionally overdosed on drugs and caused the paramedic to get sick.
According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday, at around 7:00 p.m.
Police were called to Euclid Drive on a report that a woman overdosed on drugs.
Firefighters responded to the scene and treated the woman with Narcan.
While the woman was being driven to the hospital, the driver of the ambulance reported that he was having difficulty seeing and he felt ill.
His colleague quickly took over control of the ambulance and the paramedic was treated with two doses of Narcan.
The drugs on the woman apparently affected the paramedic and the other first responders at the scene.
Police believe that the drug responsible for both overdoses was Fentanyl.
After the paramedic and the 49-year-old female patient arrived at the Soin Medical Center, doctors urged 7 firefighters and police officers to decontaminate.
The paramedic and the female patient were treated released.