PORTLAND — What started as a routine traffic stop for a Maine State trooper quickly turned into a life or death situation.

WGME reported trooper Doug Cropper pulled the man over on Interstate 295 in Portland.

The trooper said the man was talking and acting normally at first, but he returned to the car to return the driver his license and registration, he was unconscious and turning blue.

Trooper Cropper dragged the man out of the car. At the same, time an ER nurse driving by pulled over and helped administer CPR.

EMS crews arrived shortly after and gave the man Narcan. He was then able to get up and walk around on his own.  

The man’s name is not being released.

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