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Passed out driver found with heroin

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Kevin W. Ruth (Source: LMDC) Kevin W. Ruth (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man found passed out behind the wheel of a car has been arrested after he was found to have heroin in his possession.

Emergency crews were called to a location on Hazelwood Avenue around 7:20 a.m. May 6. Firefighters tried to wake the driver, Kevin W. Ruth, 25, of Louisville, who was unconscious behind the wheel of the running vehicle.

After firefighters were able to get into the vehicle, police found two packets of heroin resting on Ruth's chest.

After being awakened by EMS, Ruth was taken to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. He was arrested on charges of possession of controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

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