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UPDATE: Sheriff identifies man who died while awaiting release at SLO Co. Jail

The sheriff's office says he suffered a medical emergency
Posted at 9:11 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 14:35:34-05

UPDATE (11:26 a.m.) - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified a man who died while in custody at the county jail on Monday as Gregory Louis Trujillo, 62, of Nipomo.

Sheriff's officials say Trujillo was arrested on suspicion of DUI at about 3:10 p.m. Monday in front of Nipomo Elementary School.

After being taken to a local hospital for a DUI blood draw and medical exam, sheriff's officials say he was booked into the jail at about 6:40 p.m.

About an hour-and-a-half later, while in the intake area awaiting release, sheriff's officials say another inmate alerted jail staff that something was wrong with Trujillo. According to the sheriff's office, medical and custody staff rendered medical aid but where unable to revive Trujillo.

Sheriff's officials say Trujillo never gave any indication that we was ill prior to the apparent medical emergency.

Foul play is not suspected and the cause of Trujillo's death is under investigation. An autopsy will be performed.

(9:11 a.m.) - A man arrested for DUI died at the San Luis Obispo County Jail Monday night, according to a sheriff's spokesperson.

The 62-year-old was reportedly in the intake/release area of the jail, waiting to be released, when he suffered a medical emergency.

Spokesman Tony Cipolla says life-saving measures performed on the man were unsuccessful.

His name has not yet been released.

Cipolla says more information is expected to be released later today.