PD: Slumped driver who crashed into business faces 2nd OWI, heroin possession charges
MADISON, Wis. — A building and a vintage vehicle inside it were damaged Thursday morning when a car crashed into the Madison shop, police said.
Madison police said a 21-year-old Jacob C. Fleming, of Oregon, was driving on Greenway Cross at 7:55 a.m. when he careened off the road, jumped a curb, hit signs, struck a fire hydrant and went over a snowbank. He then crashed into Body Shop Supply at 1212 Greenway Cross.
According to the report, Fleming was in and out of consciousness as police arrived. Police said Madison Fire Department paramedics used naloxone to revive the driver. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the effects of opioids such as heroin.
Officers found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Employees at the shop after the wreck told News 3 they saw police removing syringes from the crashed car.
Police said the collision damaged a vintage car in the showroom and bent one of the building’s structural beams.
A sergeant said it appeared Fleming put the “pedal to the metal as a ‘slumper,'” meaning the driver likely lost consciousness before accelerating.
Police said Fleming was injured, but not seriously, and no one else was injured.
Fleming was taken to a hospital Thursday.
Police said Friday morning that Fleming faces tentative charges of second-offense operating under the influence, possession of heroin and felony bail jumping.
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