FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield police officers recently saved the life of a driver who was unconscious when they arrived on the scene on a crash on Route 80 West.

At approximately 12:49 p.m. on Aug. 31, all cars were dispatched to the area on a report of a suspected intoxicated driver that was “all over the road,” according to Fairfield police. The vehicle involved was described as a 2017 gold Hyundai.

Before officers could respond to look for a vehicle that was described as a 2017 gold Hyundai, a report came in stating that the vehicle had collided with multiple vehicles and Hyundai was now stopped on the shoulder. The driver, a 55-year-old male from Franklin, was slumped over the wheel, according to police.

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Sgt. Frank Tracey and Officers Sean Wilk and James High Jr. arrived to find the driver was unconscious, had no pulse and was barely breathing. According to police, the officers also observed approximately 10 folds of suspected heroin within the vehicle.  

After the administered two doses of Naloxone and assisted with rescue breathing, the driver finally became conscious.

The West Essex First Aid Squad transported the driver to St. Joseph’s hospital in Paterson with assistance of the New Jersey State Police.