Deputies save man after he overdoses in fast-food drive-thru

A 30-year-old man was arrested Friday after overdosing on heroin in a fast-food drive-thru, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the DQ Grill and Chill on Old Highway 99 in Grand Mound shortly after 5 p.m. for a report of a driver in the drive-thru slumped over the wheel. The driver had crashed into “a couple of” vehicles and was unconscious and not breathing when deputies arrived, according to the sheriff’s office.

One of the deputies administered the overdose-treatment drug Narcan and the man soon regained consciousness. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and then arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving with a suspended license.

“A subsequent investigation showed that the driver had in fact consumed heroin prior to driving to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard,” according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman