(CNN) - A night out to dinner became a night of rescue for the governor of Oregon.
Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, was on the way to dinner Monday evening and noticed a woman in need of help in downtown Portland.
Kitzhaber ordered his driver to stop and performed CPR on the unconscious woman, according to CNN Affiliate KOIN.
Using medical equipment he had in his vehicle, the governor performed CPR until paramedics arrived, spokesperson Nkenge Harmon Johnson said.
The woman had "apparently overdosed" on heroin and was taken to a local hospital, Johnson said.