An investigation is underway after an inmate booked at the Main Jail in Santa Barbara, Calif. has died at a hospital after being found unresponsive. Authorities said the in-custody death was under multiple investigations.
The inmate had been booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, reckless driving, and felony hit-and-run with injuries on Thursday.
Authorities said he was being housed in a single observation cell due to medical concerns, including alcohol detox, and was being checked by staff with regularity.
But on Sunday, deputies found him unresponsive. Life-saving measures were administered and he was transported to the hospital where he died hours later.
No further details were provided.
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