The Northern York County Regional Police Department on Tuesday — for the 13th time in the past few months — reversed the life-threatening effects of heroin.

While investigating a hit and run earlier this week on Greenbriar Road in Manchester Township, officers administered Naloxone, a nasal spray treatment that revives those who have overdosed on opioids and opiates.

After officers found a fleeing vehicle in the 1000 block of Church Road, they located its driver, a 36-year-old male, who appeared to be under the influence of both prescription drugs and heroin.

While interacting with officers on the scene, the driver lost consciousness and began to have difficulty breathing, according to a news release.

He was then revived with Naloxone and transported to York Hospital for further treatment. The driver will face charges for the hit and run as well as driving under the influence, police said.

Northern York County Regional Police Officers began carrying Naloxone through a program sponsored by the York County District Attorney's Office in March and have administered it more than a dozen times since.

— Reach Jessica Schladebeck at

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