- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Andy Beshear says he got a first-hand look at the seriousness of Kentucky’s opioid epidemic on the streets of Lexington this week.

Beshear says he and two staffers stopped their car to get out and help a man suffering from a drug overdose.

Beshear told The Lexington Herald-Leader they were near Main Street when they saw a woman beating on the window of a stopped car. The man in that car was unconscious. One of the staffers, Josh Keats, and Beshear pulled the man out of his car. Keats, a paramedic, asked police to bring a bottle of naloxone, and the man was revived and taken to the hospital.


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Beshear says he will instruct his staff on how to administer naloxone. He said the incident shows an overdose can happen anywhere.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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