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CrimeTracker15: Man arrested after overdosing and passing out while driving

Okoto A.U. Torti

Okoto A.U. Torti

Posted Monday, November 25, 2013 --- 7:42 p.m.

According to a release, Madison Police arrested a man after he allegedly passed out from a heroin overdose while driving.

Police said the front-seat passenger in a moving car was able to stop the car after the driver went unconscious from a suspected heroin overdose. The passenger was able to put the car into park, grinding the gears but stopping the vehicle on Acewood Boulevard near Cottage Grove Road Friday afternoon, according to a release.

According to a release, the passenger pulled Okoto A. U. Torti, 41, of Madison, to a grassy area and paramedics treated him for the effects of a heroin overdose.

Police cited Torti on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating after suspension, non-registration of an auto and failure to transfer vehicle title.

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