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Survivor Amazon winner Jenna Morasca speaks to the media following the 'Survivor: The Amazon' reality show finale at the Ed Sullivan Theater May 11, 2003 in New York City.
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Former Survivor contestant Jenna Morasca
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Survivor Amazon: Castaway, Jenna Morasca, swimsuit model, 21 years old.
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Survivor: All-Stars: Castaway, Jenna Morasca (Survivor: The Amazon) is one of the 18 castaways participating in Survivor: All-Stars, set to premiere on the CBS.
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Survivor: The Amazon contestant Jenna Morasca arrives for the 'CBS Upfront Previews 2003-2004' May 14, 2003 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
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'Survivor' winner Jenna Morasca

Bridgeville native and “Survivor” reality-show star Jenna Morasca will be charged with assaulting a police officer and paramedics in Washington County after being revived from an apparent drug overdose, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.

A driver told police that someone was passed out behind the wheel of a sport-utility vehicle at a stop sign in South Strabane on Jan. 25.

Police found Morasca, 37, unconscious in a running Chevrolet Trax with the custom license plate “AMAZON,” according to WPXI.

A passenger in the Trax tried to hide syringes, police said.

Paramedics treated Morasca with the overdose-reversing drug Narcan.

When she woke up, Morasca tried to fight paramedics, and bit a police officer’s arm, WPXI reports.

Morasca won $1 million in 2003’s “Survivor: The Amazon.” She later appeared in numerous other reality shows, including “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Fear Factor” and “The Amazing Race.”

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646 or [email protected]

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