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Driver suffers apparent overdose before head-on crash

March 6, 2018

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a driver suffering from an apparent overdose when he crashed head-on into another vehicle has been charged with DUI.

Firefighters gave 38-year-old Michael Lima two doses of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone after the crash Monday in Portsmouth. He was then taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police say the driver of the other vehicle, a 53-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged.

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