By Jesse Sarles

TRINIDAD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado State Patrol is asking for help from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to look into an in-custody death that happened in southern Colorado near the border with New Mexico. It started on Wednesday morning when a CSP sergeant pulled over a driver on suspicion of DUI on Interstate 25. The 66-year-old man, a resident of New Mexico, was taken into custody and “seated upright in the back passenger seat,” according to police.

On the way to the Las Animas County Jail, the sergeant pulled over to check on the suspect and immediately called for help. The sergeant initiated CPR when he saw the man wasn’t breathing. The man was declared dead when he arrived at a hospital in Trinidad.

The name of the man who died hasn’t been released. The sergeant has been placed on administrative leave.

Jesse Sarles

  1. Robert Gift says:

    Thank you, CSP, for pulling him over. You may have saved lives.
    Know that some people puthemselves in such medical peril thathey cause their own death.
    What if he died athe wheel and killed and maimed others?
    Hope the trooper was able to use a breathing mask andiminish risk of contracting COVID19 from the man.

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