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Woman With High Blood Pressure, Arrested For DUI Dies In Custody

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SANTA ANA (AP) — Orange County sheriff’s deputies say a woman who was arrested for a drunken driving-related offense and hospitalized for high blood pressure on July 1 has died.

Officials told The Orange County Register on Thursday that 54-year-old Charlotte Engle of Huntington Beach died Wednesday after she was taken off of life support.

Authorities say Engle was being booked at the Orange County Jail when it was determined she had high blood pressure, so she was taken to Western Medical Center.

Deputies say the county coroner will conduct an autopsy. All in-custody deaths are investigated by the district attorney’s office.

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