A driver in the state of Ohio was very lucky this week after choking on a bag of marijuana he had swallowed.
An Ohio state trooper used his first-aid training to save the man after he swallowed the beg when pulled over.
According to a WSYX report, Ohio State Patrol said Trooper Charles Hoskin pulled over a driver and started performing life-saving techniques when the man was unable to swallow a bag of marijuana.
“Don’t try to swallow a bag of drugs prior to getting pulled over in an attempt to keep a trooper from finding them,” the state patrol said on social media.
“Luckily, Tpr. Hoskin from our Ravenna Post was alert and able to assist the man who was choking on a bag of illegal marijuana.”
A dash cam video showed Hoskin at the driver’s door and asking, “Are you all right? Can you breathe?”
Hoskin told the driver to get out of the car and to try and throw up.
Hoskin began performing the Heimlich maneuver when the driver was not able to.
The driver told Hoskin he swallowed marijuana.
“I’m sorry,” the driver said.
An ambulance was called to evaluate the unidentified driver. His condition was not released.
“You had a minor misdemeanor and you want to die over a minor misdemeanor,” Hoskin asks.
“No,” the driver said.
“Yeah, I don’t think so,” Hoskin replied.