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Knoxville Police use Naloxone on Driver, Passenger in DUI Crash

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department and first-responders used the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone, on a driver and a passenger after a DUI-related crash on Saturday.

It happened at the parking lot of the BP gas station on North Broadway. A 2000 Chevy Malibu left Cecil Avenue onto Broadway at a high rate of speed, losing control and crashing into a light pole in the parking lot.

Two people were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. Both were sent to University of Tennessee Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed heroine, other narcotics and alcohol were factors into the crash. The Knoxville Police Department have not released their names at this time.

The driver was charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license. The driver is also wanted out of Knox County for burglary, and other charges are pending.

The investigation is still on-going and charges on the passenger are pending as well.

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