Charolette Engle, Jailed July 1 on DUI Offense, Dies in Custody 2 Days Later

Newport Beach police arrested Charlotte Engle on suspicion of a DUI-related offense July 1 and took the 54-year-old Huntington Beach resident to Orange County Jail. During booking, jail officials determined Engle suffered from high-blood pressure and took her to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

That's where she died Sunday.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department, which runs the jail and the Coroner's Division, this morning revealed the medical examiner was informed about 4 p.m. Wednesday that Engle's condition continued to deteriorate at the hospital and that she was removed from a respirator before being pronounced dead.

An autopsy is now scheduled.

As with in all in-custody deaths, the Orange County District Attorney's office will investigate and post the results of its probe on the OCDA website.


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