Police revive truck driver who overdosed on I-74 during rush hour

Posted at 9:58 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-19 10:10:18-04

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A truck driver overdosed on heroin while driving during rush hour Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Green Township Police and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

His tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of Interstate 74 when he lost consciousness, they said.

Authorities said that when Scott Kinmon’s tractor trailer rolled to a halt on the interstate, other motorists extracted him from his vehicle and began CPR. A 911 caller said he was unconscious and drooling when they found him.

Deputies and officers called to the scene were able to revive him with Narcan, at which point they transported him to Mercy West Hospital.

Scotty Kinmon

Kinmon, 28, of Crittenden, Kentucky, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain control of his vehicle and operation of a commercial motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard set his bond at $300,000 Saturday morning.

Kinmon isn't the first commercial driver accused of overdosing with the motor running this year. Another, Kristopher Phoenix, was arrested July 12 in Cleves after overdosing at a gas station. Police said another customer found him slumped on the floor, bleeding from his nose, and called authorities. Pain pills and heroin were discovered inside the truck.