Officers Adam Williford (left) and Kevin Ward look at an unresponsive man in a ditch off the US-59 South feeder just south of CHI Livingston Hospital on Monday.
Intoxicated and Unresponsive in a Cold Wet Ditch, LIVINGSTON, October 26, 2015 - At approximately 4 pm on October 26, 2015, Officers Kevin Ward and Adam Williford with the Livingston Police Department were dispatched to the US-59 feeder (south-bound side) to investigate an unresponsive man in a ditch. When the officers arrived, they walked up to the man who was on his back in the very bottom of the ditch (where there's lots of cold water from recent rain) and found him to in fact be unresponsive. The officers observed that he was breathing. Earlier in the day, Livingston Police encountered the man in the parking lot of Livingston Lowe's. The man had allegedly been smoking K2 synthetic marijuana. Seeing that the man was likely intoxicated, Officer Ward moved the man to get him out of the cold water, and he began to wake up. An ambulance was summoned. EMS personnel asked the man some questions:
Where are you?: 146
What day is it?: March
Do you know who the president is?: Martin
The man had allegedly been smoking K2 again and was delirious. He was helped to his feet and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. According to Livingston Police, the effects of K2 synthetic marijuana is much worse than the effects of real marijuana. People are dying from smoking K2 and there are many instances where people are rushed to the emergency room in Livingston with accelerated heart rate and other physical problems.
The officers moved the man out of the water and he became responsive. Note: Ambulance arriving on the scene.
Ricky Taylor with Americare Ambulance Service asked the man easy questions.
The man was delirious and his answers simply didn't make any sense.
The man was helped to his feet and taken to the ambulance.
The soaking wet man was taken to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
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