Man assaults EMS provider after naloxone administration

Police said the man, who was involved in a car crash, had overdosed; he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault


By EMS1 Staff

MT. STERLING, Ky. — A car crash escalated into an arrest after a man assaulted an EMS provider.

WKYT reported that police responded to a crash scene, and when they arrived a man was unresponsive in the passenger seat.

William Lillie (Photo/Mt. Sterling Police Dept.)
William Lillie (Photo/Mt. Sterling Police Dept.)

They learned a female driver had fled the scene, and soon realized the man, William Lillie, was not injured from the crash; he had overdosed. The victim was given naloxone in the back of an ambulance.

When he regained consciousness, police said he stated that he did not want to return to jail. He then shoved an EMS provider and escaped the ambulance.

Lillie was later arrested and charged with third-degree assault.

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