- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A lawsuit says a man sent to a Detroit-area jail for a driving offense died after 16 days after suffering serious withdrawals from drug use.

The lawsuit accuses Macomb County officials and jail employees of failing to respond to David Stojcevski’s “excruciating pain and misery” linked to drug withdrawal.

County attorney John Schapka says he’s confident the county will win the case, which is pending in federal court. He declined further comment. A judge will consider a request to dismiss the lawsuit on Oct. 14.

Attorney Robert Ihrie says Stojcevski died in June 2014 after serving 16 days of a 30-day sentence for failing to appear on a careless driving charge. He lost 50 pounds during that time, and video shows him hallucinating in his cell and shaking with seizures.

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