Westport Police at a Different Crash See Woman Crash Car After Overdosing
WESTPORT — Police responding to a crash in Westport on Monday in which a trash truck got caught in downed power lines also saw a woman drive off the road after overdosing.
Westport police said at 1:16 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a stake body truck crash that took down a utility pole in the area of 158 American Legion Highway.
The truck, driven by a Johnston, Rhode Island woman, struck the guardrail before knocking down the pole holding a transformer and power lines.
Before police arrived on scene, an ABC trash truck attempting to pass the crash got caught in the downed lines.
Police said that while officers and fire crews were clearing the scene of the crash, Detective Turner Ryan saw a Ford Mustang drive off the road, crashing into the trees along the highway near Robert Street.
The woman driving was found unconscious behind the wheel.
According to police, Det. Ryan and Officer Kyle Fernandes conducted a medical evaluation, finding that the woman had overdosed.
They administered two doses of Narcan and Westport Fire crews took her to a local hospital.
She has been issued a summons for operating under the influence of drugs, negligent operation, and failure to stay in marked lanes.