FCSO Deputy Taken to Hospital After Exposure to Fentanyl During Traffic Stop – Narcan Used to Save Deputy’s Life

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August 10th FCSO had received multiple calls about a reckless driver who fled a hit-and-run in Bunnell and continued driving recklessly on SR-11 almost causing numerous other crashes. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on it’s own near the address of 15150 SR-11, and bystanders stood near the vehicle until the FCSO arrived.

Deputies located the driver in the front seat with the keys under his legs, and also noted an empty Bud Light can, a mini shooter of alcohol and narcotics in plain view. The driver of the vehicle, a 61 year old man named George Clemons of Crescent City Florida refused a sobriety test, and was arrested for DUI.

Deputies were testing a white powdery substance that was found in the vehicle, when Deputy Nick Huzior immediately began feeling symptoms of lightheadedness, shaky, and a lack of feeling in his arms and legs. He requested Deputy First Class Kyle Gaddie to call for EMS. DFC Gaddie administered one dose of Naxolone (Narcan) to Deputy Huzior, and after several minutes with no improvement to his condition, DFC Gaddie administered a second dose. The white substance was later tested and came back presumptive positive for Fentanyl.

Deputy Huzior was taken to AdventHealth – Palm Coast by Flagler County Fire Rescue for treatment. He was later released.

Clemon was arrested for the following: DUI, Possession of Fentanyl, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana Under 20 grams, Possession of a Legend Drug Without Prescription, Possession of Suboxone, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

“What happened yesterday is a perfect example of the dangers law enforcement face each and every day from poison on the streets,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Thankfully our deputies are well trained and equipped with Narcan which allowed DFC Gaddie to potentially save the life of a fellow deputy. I would also like to thank the Good Samaritans who stopped to check on Deputy Huzior and Gaddie while they were waiting for EMS as well as Flagler County Fire Rescue and AdventHealth – Palm Coast for taking care of him.”

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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