Incident report shows man overdosed before hitting two Myrtle Beach police officers

Dash cam video obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request of the wreck involving two Myrtle Beach police officers. (SCDPS)

A Tennessee man was given narcan after he overdosed in his car while driving on Mr. Joe White and hit two Myrtle Beach police officers in a patrol vehicle on Oct. 26, according to an incident report just released by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Joshua Adam Gamble, 37, from Opra Hill, Tenn., was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license in connection with the crash, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is in charge of the investigation, according to Capt. Joey Crosby, with Myrtle Beach police.

ABC 15 requested the incident report and dash cam video from the scene through a Freedom of Information Request.

We also requested dash cam video from the Myrtle Beach Police Department and any city surveillance video.

An incident report states when the South Carolina Highway Patrol officer, who responded to the scene, went over to Gamble's car, he was still in the driver's seat and EMS was treating him.

The medic told the officer they administered Narcan because he overdosed, according to the report.

Gamble and the two police officers in the patrol car were taken to the hospital.

When the officer walked up to the collision, he saw skid marks from Gamble's car that were in the oncoming lanes where he had crossed left of center and hit the patrol car head on, according to the report.

The report states that when looking in Gamble's car, the officer saw, in plain view, a syringe on the floor of the driver's side.

The officer went to the hospital and talked with the two MBPD officers. They told him they were stopped for traffic, about to turn left onto Nance Street, when Gamble crossed the center line and ran into their patrol car, according to the report.

One of the injured officers told a judge at Gamble's bond hearing that he "showed complete disregard for all kinds of human life and anyone in his way."

At the hospital on the night of the incident, Gamble was told he was under arrest and was read his Miranda rights, according to the report.

The report states he was informed of his rights and a blood sample was requested.

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The nursing staff was able to wake him a short time later to get his name, according to the report.

Dispatch was able to find a match out of Tennessee and found that he was wanted out of Georgia, according to the report.

The report states Gamble woke up and "his demeanor correlated with that of having used drugs."

He had to be restrained multiple times by the nursing staff and he also pulled the IV from his hand, according to the report.

After getting medical attention, the staff released Gamble and the officer took him to J. Reuben Long Detention Center to be booked, according to the report.

He was booked into jail on Oct. 27 and released Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. on a $1,022 bond.

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