MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township First Aid Squad responded with the New Jersey State Troopers on Route 80 in Montville on Aug. 30 shortly after 10:00 a.m. to administer Narcan to an impaired driver.
Calls came in to the State Police, according to Lieutenant Ted Schafer of the NJ State Police, of an erratic driver on Route 80 eastbound near mile marker 47 in Parsippany. The driver then crashed on the right side of the highway in Montville, he said. The responding troopers then found the driver, who appeared to be unconscious but then regained consciousness, and they called EMS. The troopers observed controlled, dangerous substance/ narcotics in plain view, Schafer said.
The Montville Township First Aid Squad arrived and the team of three transported the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. En route, he was administered a nasal dose of Narcan, according to EMT Julie Ballentine, who was on the call. He arrived, responsive but combative, she said.
After being checked at St. Joseph’s, the man was brought to the Totowa State Police Barracks, where he was charged with DWI and possession of narcotics.
The Montville Township First Aid Squad carries Naloxone (nicknamed Narcan) on all its rigs that has been purchased from fundrasiers, squad President Peter Greendyk told TAPinto Montville. All active EMTs are trained in its administration, as well as Montville Township police officers, he said.