Video: First responders revive man who overdosed in Wilson County court

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 19:52:46-05

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — First responders saved a man’s life when he apparently overdosed inside a Wilson County courtroom.

By now, most of you have heard about and seen the video of 20-year-old Spencer Boston lighting up a joint in the General Sessions courtroom this past Monday. Judge Haywood Barry sent Boston to jail for 10-days on a contempt charge.

Well, something not as bizarre, but certainly more dramatic happen in the very same courtroom just about one hour later.

Video shows court officers saving the life of a man who accompanied his girlfriend to court. Look at the bench up front, second row, on the right.

A deputy notices the man slumped over and goes to check on him. The man is unresponsive, barely conscious and unable to talk. Others are called to check on him – all while business of the court continues.

He can't be revived so a nurse – there in the blue – is called to check on the man. She administers a dose of Naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, right there in the courtroom – saving his life.

Seconds later, the man is revived.

Officers then help him to his feet and he's escorted out of the courtroom, where he refused further medical treatment and then simply leaves. It's quite the story in contrast with what happened earlier in the day.

It shows you never really know what to expect in a crowded courtroom.