Authorities investigate inmate's death at Dane County Jail

posted by WKOW -

MADISON (WKOW) -- Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate in the Dane County Jail. 

Dane County sheriff's officials say a 29-year-old man from Beaver Dam was recently arrested for a fourth offense OWI causing injury and a probation violation. He was being held on the first floor of the Public Safety Building downtown. Early Wednesday morning, jail staff noticed the man was in medical distress. Paramedics were not able to revive him. 

The inmate died at the jail. Dane County Medical Examiner's Office is looking into the cause of the man's death, though officials say it does not appear to be suspicious. Dane County Sheriff's Office, Medical Examiner's Office and the Fitchburg Police Department are investigating the death. 

Officials have not confirmed the identity of the suspect as they wait on the medical examiner's report, but the sheriff's office did send out a news release early Wednesday morning about the arrest of a 29-year-old man for fourth offense OWI.

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