Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
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MCSO Administers CPR & Life Saving Narcan; Driver Arrested for OWI 1st Offense

The first Deputy on scene requested Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD), additional MCSO support, and Narcan.

By - Jul 23rd, 2019 05:25 pm

Milwaukee, WI – (July 23rd, 2019) At approximately 9:10 a.m. today, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to an unresponsive driver in a vehicle on eastbound I-794 near 2nd Street.

Upon the first responding Deputy’s arrival at the scene, two Good Samaritans were performing CPR on the driver. The Good Samaritans stated that the vehicle was stopped and running, and the driver was not breathing. They removed the driver from his vehicle and began CPR. The first Deputy on scene requested Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD), additional MCSO support, and Narcan. The first responding Deputy took over CPR and after several cycles, the driver was still nonresponsive. Once additional squads and Narcan arrived, the driver was administered a total of three 4 ml doses of Narcan.  The driver became conscious and began breathing. When Milwaukee Fire Engine 2 and Med Unit 14 arrived, the driver refused further medical treatment.

The driver, Justin Matheus, was taken into custody for OWI-1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a Felony Charge of Possession of a Schedule II Narcotics Without A Prescription.

Matheus was conveyed to a local hospital.

There are no further details at this time.

Please direct inquiries to MCSO Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement Faithe Colas at (414) 639-5506 or

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