HARTFORD — Connecticut State Police are reminding residents that driving on drugs or alcohol can be a danger not only your yourself but other people as well, after a suspected overdose incident occurred on I-91 Tuesday.

State troopers from Troop H-Hartford and a Department of Transportation Service Patrol responded to reports of a disabled motor vehicle in the left shoulder on I-91 northbound at exit 32A in Hartford around 4:43 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, they found a small Ford pickup truck stopped against the barrier with the brake lights illuminated. When troopers approached the truck, they found the male operator unresponsive and locked inside with his foot on the brake. The truck was still running and in drive, police said.

Police said that troopers also saw suspected heroin in plain view near the operator.

To prevent the pick-up from launching into traffic if the operator's foot moved from the brake to the gas, DOT pulled the Service Patrol truck in front of the Ford pickup to block its path, police said.

Troopers banged on the pick-up’s window, however police said the operator was not responding. Troopers then broke out the driver's side window to render aid to the unresponsive man. After breaking the window, troopers reached in and put the pick-up truck in park.

Police said that the operator appeared to be suffering from a heroin overdose, as he had a weak pulse and did not appear to be breathing.

Troopers gave the unresponsive operator a dosage of Narcan and oxygen, and a short time later the operator regained consciousness and began talking with first responders, according to police reports.

Firefighters and EMS also responded to the scene and transported the operator to the hospital for further evaluation. The operator was later released from the hospital and charged with driving under the influence.

State police later released video footage on their Facebook page of the incident as a reminder that drug use and driving don’t mix.

“This video shows the dangers illegal heroin use can have on not only the user, but the motoring public and first responders as well. Operating Under the Influence of Drugs is not only illegal, but extremely dangerous for everyone,” wrote the Connecticut State Police on their Facebook page.