Man left overdosing friend on side of road to die – Wisconsin News

Man left overdosing friend on side of road to die – Wisconsin News

A Franksville man is charged with a felony offense after allegedly dragging his overdosing friend to the side of the road and leaving him for dead in Burlington on Saturday.

Brett M. Baumann, 22, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with first-degree recklessly endangering safety. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Brett Baumann

At about 1:50 p.m. Saturday, the Racine County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a possible drug overdose victim laying in the grass at the intersection South Millgate Drive and East Main Street in the Village of Rochester.

When the first deputy arrived, a civilian was performing chest compressions on the 20-year-old man who was pulseless and not breathing. The deputy administered a dose of Narcan, which is carried in all Racine County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles. The opiate antidote took immediate affect and the person began breathing on his own.

Investigation into the matter showed the man was riding in a vehicle with Baumann and began to show signs of overdosing. Baumann pulled over and was seen pulling the man from and then dragging him away from the car. Baumann then told someone to call 911 and fled the area in his car, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies on scene were able to get a description of the vehicle and within minutes located it and the driver a short distance away. Baumann indicated he left the subject in an attempt to find Narcan to help his friend, however, he was found in a residential area driving away from the scene.

The overdose subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was treated and…

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