Police in Erlanger say drugs were likely a factor when a driver slammed into a guardrail after crossing three lanes of traffic.
A trucker’s dash camera caught footage of the reckless driver on Interstate 75 in Erlanger.
The incident happened June 1 about 8:45 a.m. The sheriff’s Office in Clermont County tell us addicts call that time, “The Morning Rush.” It’s generally between 8 a.m. and noon.
The video shows the white vehicle speeding across three lanes and slamming into the guardrail before flipping and landing on its top.
Officials said no one was injured except the driver.
"The fire department responded as well because of the injury component," said Sergeant Jon Sterling. "When they arrived on scene, not only was he injured from the collision, but he was incapacitated as well."
Police said Narcan had to be administered to get the driver to regain consciousness.
Sterling said these type of drugged drivers often can't resist the temptation to get their drugs before hitting the road.
"They just can't wait. They have that compulsion that they have to get it in their system as soon as possible," said Sterling.
As of Monday's report, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said there have been around 13,000 OVI enforcement stops. Of that, there have been nearly 7,400 drug violations.
The problem is growing in Kentucky too. Organizers with NKY Hates Heroin have given Ft. Thomas police bracelets and a booklet to hand out to drugged drivers.
Since the driver has not been charged at this time, police are not releasing an identity. Charges are expected sometime this week, officials say.