Survivor Amazon winner Jenna Morasca may face charges of driving under the influence and biting a police officer after a Jan. 25 incident in Pennsylvania where she was revived by paramedics with an drug that reverses opioid overdoses, and reportedly bit a police officer.
Here’s what happened, according to the Observer-Reporter’s story:
“Jenna Morasca, 36, of South Fayette Township, was found just after 7 p.m. Jan. 25 unresponsive behind the wheel of her station wagon at a stop sign at the Trinity Point shopping plaza, according to a South Strabane police report.
When police arrived, the officer found her unconscious in the driver’s seat. The engine was running but the transmission was in park in the vehicle with the vanity plate AMAZON.
[…] One officer administered Narcan to Morasca as emergency medical personnel were arriving on the scene. The officer then spoke with Morasca’s passenger, a 25-year-old Washington woman, who was placing a clear plastic bag into her purse. The officer was able to see several syringes in the bag.”
Narcan is a brand name for naloxone, which the NIH says “is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose.”
The paper adds that Jenna “was reportedly being combative and trying to bite medical personnel” in the ambulance, where she was accompanied by a police officer and “bit the officer on the right forearm.”
She “will be charged with assaulting a police officer and paramedics in Washington County after being revived from an apparent drug overdose,” the Tribune-Review reported.
However, the Observer-Reporter says no charges have been filed as of today.