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Widow files wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on August 12th, 2011 No Comments

The widow of man who died in a city jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county commission, the sheriff, the county jail, and the nurse who treated her husband. The 47 year-old man was arrested for suspected drunk driving, despite not having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

The man was found dead in his cell; an autopsy showed that he died from intoxication from a combination of prescription pain-reliever drugs. His wife claims he should have been taken to the hospital, not to jail. Officers say the man was arrested after police suspected he was drunk when he rear-ended another vehicle. The lawsuit claims the man was incoherent, unable to stand up by himself, slurred his speech, and was unable to sign documents and yet was still admitted to jail.

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