VINELAND — For the third time in just the past month, a city man had to be treated at the scene of a crash for a heroin overdose.

According to police, Richard Flores Jr. was arrested after a crash at the intersection of S. Myrtle Street and Michigan Avenue on Friday. Police said they were notified about the crash after getting a report about a unconscious man behind the wheel of a car.

The police said a witness reported seeing Flores with a needle in his arm "possibly overdosing on heroin."

After the crash, Flores was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of narcotics, reckless driving, having a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, and other drug offenses.

Vineland police also reported that Flores had been in similar crashes on Sept. 22 and Oct. 8 where he was revived with Nnarcan.

"Narcan has been administered numerous times upon Flores to revive him, however, he is a repeat offender and is driving unlicensened and revoked," police said.

A court date is pending at the Cumberland County Superior Court and Vineland Municipal Court. He was released to an unidentified third party after processing.

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Contact reporter Adam Hochron at 609-359-5326 or Adam.Hochron@townsquaremedia.com

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