A Hellertown man is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance after he reportedly overdosed and had to be revived by first responders in the middle of a busy Lehigh County roadway earlier this month.
In a news release issued Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police at Bethlehem said Matthew Maric, 38, was “unresponsive” in a red Ford pickup truck that was “parked” in the middle of the intersection of Airport Road and Airport Center Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, when officers arrived at the scene shortly after 11:15 a.m. June 3.
“Upon arrival…troopers quickly determined that…Maric had overdosed from suspected opiates and was in need of immediate medical assistance,” the release stated.
Police said that after troopers administered two doses of the overdose reversal drug Narcan and rendered first aid to him, Maric was revived.
Shortly thereafter, EMS staff arrived on scene and took Maric to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem for a medical evaluation, the news release stated.
Police said the charges against Maric were filed in District Court 31-1-05 in Allentown.