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Alleged Overdose Victim Crashes Near New Bedford Elementary School

Charges are being filed against a Westport woman police say was on drugs when she crashed her car in New Bedford.

Police say 32-year-old Jessica Baulier of Westport crashed her Hyundai Sonata into a tree on Robert Street near the Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School around 3pm Tuesday...

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Credit: Taunton Police Facebook Page
Credit: Taunton Police Facebook Page

Taunton Man Facing Charges For Overdose Death

A Taunton man is facing charges in connection with an overdose death.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Dartmouth Man Charged with OUI After Behind the Wheel Overdose

A Dartmouth man is charged after allegedly overdosing behind the wheel of his car and crashing into another vehicle.

New Bedford Police say the accident took place early Sunday afternoon in the area of Ashley Park, when a car driven by 31-year-old Brian Farias struck a parked car...

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Credit: Google Maps

Dartmouth Schools To Be Equipped With Narcan

Beginning this academic year, Dartmouth Public Schools will be outfitted with the overdose-reversing drug known as Narcan.

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Google Maps

Man Dies of Suspected Overdose at New Bedford Sober House

A New Bedford man is found dead of an apparent overdose inside of a sober house.

New Bedford Police tell WBSM News the 57-year-old man was found unconscious by a roommate around 7:30 Tuesday night at the Freedom House at 398 Union Street...

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Drug user taking in heroin with syringe
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New Bedford Has Fourth Highest Opioid-Related Death Rate in State for 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a report, detailing the number of opioid-related deaths the state has seen in the past several years...

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Drug user taking in heroin with syringe
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New Bedford Man Found Dead After Worried Employer Calls Police

A New Bedford man is found dead in his North End home.

New Bedford Police Spokesman Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News the man's employer had contacted police Wednesday afternoon after he had not shown up to work over the past few days...

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Getty Images

Driver and Passenger Overdose, Crash on North End New Bedford Street

One man has been arrested after police say he and a passenger overdosed behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed into a tree in New Bedford...

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Drug user taking in heroin with syringe
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Woman Found Dead in New Bedford Drug Rehab, Had Overdosed Last Week

A Fall River woman is found dead in a drug rehabilitation center in New Bedford.

Police Spokesman Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News staff members found the 36-year-old woman unresponsive in a bathroom at the facility on Gifford Street Thursday...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Police to Criminally Charge Overdosed Drivers

New Bedford Police will now begin charging people who overdose on heroin and other drugs behind the wheel of their vehicle.

The announcement was made Wednesday and comes after a New Bedford man was found overdosing in his truck in the West End last week, with many people on social media and talk radio asking why he wasn't charged...

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