Police: Man high on heroin nearly hit woman before crashing near Giant Eagle

PITTSBURGH — Police believe the driver of an SUV that crashed in a Giant Eagle parking lot was under the influence.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. at the Giant Eagle on Wharton Street on the South Side.

Police told Channel 11 the driver nearly hit a pedestrian, then side-swiped a car before crashing into a fence.

Heroin and a needle was found in his vehicle and he was given Narcan by officers.

Channel 11's Gordon Loesch saw officer give the driver a field sobriety test and was then arrested.