Madison paramedics save unconscious driver’s life

Police: Woman hospitalized, will be arrested for 5th OWI
Madison paramedics save unconscious driver’s life

A Madison woman, accused of driving while using heroin, is in the hospital after paramedics saved her life.

The 34-year-old was found unconscious Monday afternoon. She was in the driver’s seat of a running car parked in a lot in the 2800 block of East Washington Avenue, police said.

Paramedics with the Madison Fire Department gave the woman a life-saving dose of Narcan.

The woman initially told emergency responders that she was “fine,” then thanked them after learning she would have died had she not received Narcan.

She will be arrested upon her release from the hospital, police said. She faces charges of driving under the influence – fifth offense, possessing drug paraphernalia and violating probation.