Report: Man overdosing on heroin crashes into restaurant

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POUGHKEEPSIE -

A man allegedly high on heroin crashed his car in to a popular Poughkeepsie restaurant.

Paula's Public House on New Hackensack Road is now closed for repairs after a car slammed into the restaurant last week. The chaotic scene was described on the restaurant’s Facebook page, and it says the crash happened during the lunchtime rush and that the driver was found unconscious and on heroin. "He was dead on the scene, but because of the quick and brave actions taken by my Chef Justin, my bartender Traci Albertson Carolei, two customers and the swift response of the police and fire departments who administered 3 doses of Narcan, the driver was brought back to life," according to the post.

The Hudson Valley Post is reporting that calls to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department to confirm Narcan was used haven't been returned yet.

The restaurant says no one was hurt inside the restaurant.  It is unknown when the restaurant will reopen.

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