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  • By: Kevin Leckerman, Esq.
  • Published: February 4, 2015
A man in orange prison clothes sits in a jail cell - Leckerman Law, LLC

A drunk driver taken into custody by Philadelphia Police officers on Friday afternoon in Northeast Philly on the suspicion of drunk driving died hours later his arrest.

According to the authorities, the 29-year-old suspect was brought to a detention center in Center City at around 3:45 p.m. at 750 Race St.

He was put in a cell at the detention center while he waited for a breathalyzer test. When the police officers went to check on him at around 10:15 p.m. they found him unresponsive. This was more than six hours of arriving at the detention center.

Police officers checked him and he appeared to have stopped breathing. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead according to investigators.

The cause of death was unknown.

An investigation into the matter is underway.

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