Special prosecutor named to investigate inmate's death

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - A special prosecutor is to investigate the death of a Barberton man last month at the Wayne County Jail.
Wayne County Prosecutor Martin Frantz said jailers turned down 46-year-old Joel Hollenbaugh's request for medical help after he vomited several times.
Frantz says a preliminary autopsy report says Hollenbaugh died of pulmonary congestion and edema.
Hollenbaugh was booked into the jail on May 27 on a charge of driving under the influence.
Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Doug Hunter says a toxicology report showed Hollenbaugh's blood alcohol content at .035 at the time of the autopsy, well below what's legally considered drunk.
Hunter says Hollenbaugh refused a breath test when he was booked and that his blood-alcohol level probably was higher than that when he was booked.
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