Police: Driver admitted to using heroin before SB I-75 crash - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Police: Driver admitted to using heroin before SB I-75 crash

Alan Wilder (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Alan Wilder (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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Cincinnati Police said a motorist admitted to using heroin before he crashed his sport utility vehicle on southbound Interstate 75 Wednesday night, causing a large multi-vehicle accident that closed the highway and injured several people.

Alan Wilder was arrested on two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, child endangering, failure to control a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under a suspended license, said Lt. Steve Saunders, police spokesman.

Wilder's 5-year-old daughter was in his 1996 Chevy Tahoe when it flipped at the Harrison Avenue exit about 9:15 p.m., Saunders said.

The child was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she is expected to recover.

Wilder also went to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where blood was drawn so police can determine his level of intoxication, Saunders said.

"Mr. Wilder lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete wall before flipping over," Cincinnati police wrote in a sworn statement filed with Hamilton County Municipal Court.

"Mr. Wilder was transported to University Hospital after being administered Narcan for an opiad overdose. While at UC Hospital, Mr. Wilder admitted to using heroin prior to driving and has no knowledge of the crash," the sworn statement reads. "Mr. Wilder had constricted pupils, admitted to heroin usage and appeared to be on the mod and listless while at UC Hospital."

Wilder was treated and released at the hospital and booked into the Hamilton County jail.

He is scheduled to appear before a judge at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

A male passenger in his vehicle at the time of the accident was not hurt, court records show.

In all, eight to 10 vehicles were involved in the accident that injured several other people, Saunders said.

All injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

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