A police cruiser was struck Friday by a woman who was overdosing on heroin, authorities said.
Photo: Boston25News.com
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Officials: Woman arrested for OUI after overdosing, crashing into police cruiser

Worcester Police said two officers were responding to a call Friday afternoon when someone told them a cruiser had been hit.

The officers saw a vehicle smashed head-on into the driver's door of ones of the police cruisers, Boston25News reported.

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Police say they saw a young female driver slumped over in the driver's seat as they approached the car. When they realized she was unresponsive, an officer had to smash in a back window to get into her car.

Several hypodermic needles were found inside the vehicle, and officers said it appeared the driver was suffering from a heroin overdose. Several doses of Narcan were administered to revive the driver, police said.

The driver, 24-year-old Melissa Cain, was brought to a local hospital for observation, Boston25News reported.

She has been charged with operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

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