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Newtown police administer life-saving Narcan

January 12, 2019

NEWTOWN — Newtown police officers had to break the window of a car stopped at a stop sign in town Thursday to save the driver for a suspected drug overdose.

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, Newtown police were sent to the intersection of Cedar Hill Road and Bari Drive to investigate a suspicious car. The driver had been stopped at a stop sign for 20 minutes, according to a resident who called it in.

While police got there, they found a man in his early 20s slumped down and unresponsive in the car.

“Officers, suspecting a possible drug overdose, broke the vehicle’s window and administered Narcan to the unresponsive individual, saving his life,” police said Friday.

Narcan is a brand name for naloxone, the opioid-overdose antidote. It is administered as a nasal spray.

The man was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. Police said the incident remains under investigation.

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