- The Washington Times - Monday, August 24, 2009

Bladensburg police said a suspected drunken driver hanged himself in a cell at the town’s police station early Sunday.

Police said 28-year-old Arturo Mendez Morales of Hyattsville was taken into custody after officers saw him stumbling in the street toward oncoming traffic. His sport utility vehicle had crashed into a telephone pole.

Mr. Morales was arrested and taken to the police station for processing. During a check of his cell, an officer found that Mr. Morales had tied his T-shirt around his neck and hanged himself from the cell door. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at Prince George’s Hospital Center.

Prince George’s County police are investigating the death.

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