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Man swallows cannabis bag after he’s pulled over and saved from choking by cop

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A man began choking when he attempted to swallow a bag of cannabis after being pulled over by a traffic cop.

In a dashcam video released by Ohio State Patrol on Thursday (July 8) the man is doubled-over and clearly struggling to breathe as a Trooper gives the Heimlich manoeuvre.

At first, Trooper Charles Hoskin tries to just pat the shirtless man on the back to help him cough up the bag obstructing his airway.

But when doesn't work he begins to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre and, after a couple of attempts, the bag comes flying out of the driver's mouth.

The trooper then tells the man to sit on the ground and said someone will come to check on him after the choking ordeal.

"I'm sorry," said the driver, who admitted having 1 gram of cannabis in the bag, New York Post reports.

Ohio State Patrol shared the footage on Twitter with the caption: "Don't try to swallow a bag of drugs prior to getting pulled over in an attempt to keep a trooper from finding them.

"Luckily, Tpr. Hoskin from our Ravenna Post was alert and able to assist the man who was choking on a bag of illegal marijuana."

The clip has since been watched more than 2,000 times and one viewer said the trooper was a "hero".

Possession of fewer than 100 grams of cannabis in Ohio is a minor misdemeanour punishable by a $150 (£108) fine, according to

The drug is only legal for medical use in the state.

This comes after a dad and Iraq war veteran who was angry at being stuck in a traffic jam attacked cops trying to deal with the scene.

According to the court hearing, a person was killed in the traffic accident and the infuriated driver called officers "f***ing useless" and then got out his car and assaulted them.

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