Autopsy: Alcohol withdrawal is cause of inmate death

An autopsy shows that alcohol withdrawal was the cause of death for an Indiana woman who died while in police custody after being arrested for a DUI.

Rachel Barnes. 33. Was found unresponsive at the LaPorte County Jail in April.

Barnes, of Valparaiso, was arrested after driving into a pond.

Investigators say her blood alcohol level was five times the legal limit.

The LaPorte County coroner ruled that she died from a seizure brought on by alcohol withdrawal.
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