A local woman is facing charges after police say she exposed a Niles officer to drugs during her overdose.
Kaitlyn Davis, 27, was found slumped over behind the wheel of a car at Youngstown Warren Road and Niles Cortland Road early Tuesday morning, according to a police report. Police said the vehicle was in drive and the doors were locked.
Officers were unable to wake Davis, whose lips were turning blue.
Police said Niles firefighters had to break the passenger window and put the vehicle in park while she was treated.
While trying to confirm her identity, an officer grabbed Davis’ driver’s license, noting that she had nine open suspensions on it.
The officer, Steven Greene, then reported that he felt sick. He was taken to the hospital after investigators say Davis admitted to using her ID to cut heroin earlier that evening, according to police.
Police said Davis was found with a glass pipe, and cut straws containing a white residue were found in her wallet. While on the way to the hospital, police said Davis pulled out a bindle from her bra, as well as a plastic bag containing gray powder and three Xanax pills.
She refused testing for drugs or alcohol at the hospital and was charged with OVI, inducing panic and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending after tests of the suspected drugs.
Police said hospital staff confirmed that Officer Greene was exposed to narcotics. He was monitored and released.