CLARK, NJ – Two adults were revived with naloxone by police after their vehicle crashed on Lake Avenue Sunday night according to the Union County Prosecutor’s office. Both were suffering from an apparent drug overdose officials said.
Shortly after 5:00 p.m. police arrived on the scene and found a silver Jeep crashed into a utility pole. Officers, along with an off-duty Scotch Plains firefighter provided first aid to an unresponsive female driver and male passenger. Both were transported to University Hospital in Newark according to the UCPO. A female child in the rear seat was uninjured.
According to the UCPO, when she was discharged from the hospital Kristen Hardbarger, 33, of South Plainfield was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of fourth-degree assault by auto, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (a disorderly persons offense), and multiple traffic offenses, including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and driving with an expired license and revoked registration.