STATE HOUSE — On Tuesday, the General Assembly passed legislation introduced by Rep. Joshua J. Giraldo (D-Dist. 56, Central Falls) and Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) allowing overdose […]
UPDATE: This report has been updated with information from the property manager interviewed Tuesday and publicly available information from the RI Secretary of State. WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police are […]
Warwick Police promoted eight officers Tuesday night at City Hall and presented the lifesaving award to six, including two good samaritans who helped save the life of a Warwick Rite Aid employee stabbed in a random attack, the police who responded to the call, and an officer who saved a motorist from a drug overdose.
The House has approved the Senate version of the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act (2016-S 2002), introduced by Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick), exempting anyone administering an opioid antagonist to prevent a drug overdose from liability.
A traffic stop and DUI arrest early Thursday morning took a potentially dire turn when officers discovered the car’s passenger had overdosed on an opioid drug and was unresponsive, requiring them to administer Naloxone to the victim, reviving the man.