An Innisfil resident is alive thanks to a quick-thinking South Simcoe Police officer who administered naloxone when the man went into medical distress.
Police responded to a two-vehicle collision between a car and a pickup truck in the area of St Johns Road and the 7th Line of Innisfil on Saturday evening.
The 33-year-old driver of the truck was arrested for impaired driving, then went into medical distress. The officer realized the man was suffering from an overdose and administered naloxone until paramedics arrived and transported him to hospital in stable condition.
Besides the impaired charge, the man has had his vehicle impounded for seven days and his licence suspended for three months.
Naloxone is a medication used to counteract the effects of opioid overdose. All South Simcoe Police officers are equipped with the life-saving drug.