ATLANTIC CITY — After saving a Connecticut man from an opioid overdose, police charged him in two car accidents Friday.

At about 2 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a car that left the road. Upon arrival, the driver, Daniel Thompson, 27, of New Fairfield, Connecticut, was found inside the vehicle.

Ambulance personnel used naloxone to reverse the effects of an apparent opioid overdose and Thompson was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for his injuries, police said.

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After subsequent investigation by Officer Ivan Lopez, police believe Thompson sideswiped a vehicle at South Carolina and Atlantic avenues. There were no injuries in the other vehicle.

After the first crash, police said, Thompson allegedly continued driving down Atlantic Avenue where he left the roadway, striking a traffic sign and parking meter while continuing on the curb before striking the steps in front of McDonald’s Express.

Thompson was charged with driving while suspended, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without insurance and driving without a license. He was released with a summons.


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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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