Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

MCSO Saves Driver’s Life

The subject, who was identified as Gregory J. Kruk, was arrested for OWI (Drugs) 1st Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

By - Sep 13th, 2019 07:19 am

Milwaukee, WI (September 13, 2019) On Thursday, September 12th at approximately 3:19 p.m., a deputy was behind a stopped vehicle facing north on 118th and Hampton Ave. The deputy noticed the vehicle had its right turn signal activated, but it never merged into traffic.

When the deputy approached the vehicle he found a male occupant unconscious with his foot on the brake, keys in the ignition and the vehicle still in drive. The deputy also noticed a freshly used needle next to the subject’s right hand.

The deputy, suspecting the subject was overdosing, immediately called for medical assistance and requested squads with Narcan.

The deputy removed the subject from the vehicle and checked for a pulse.  The subject showed signs of distress, was turning grayish blue, had a weak pulse and extremely labored breathing.

Additional deputies arrived at the scene and started administering Narcan. After the 6th dose was administered, the subject responded to their life-saving efforts and was transported to a local hospital.

The subject, who was identified as Gregory J. Krukwas arrested for OWI (Drugs) 1st Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

There are no additional details at this time.

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

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