Man crashes car while overdosing on heroin

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine police say they used naloxone to help revive a man who crashed his car into a utility pole while overdosing on heroin.

Police say 31-year-old Jess Legendre drove into a pole and then ended up in a ditch on Saturday in Manchester, Maine. Legendre became unresponsive shortly after the crash, prompting officers to use the overdose reversal medication.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Legendre was hospitalized after the crash, and medical staff says they had to administer a second dose of naloxone.

Legendre, who remained jailed Tuesday, is charged with operating after habitual offender revocation and falsifying physical evidence. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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