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Abilene Police Say Man Allegedly Intoxicated Dies in Custody

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    Abilene Police Say Man Allegedly Intoxicated Dies in Custody
    42-year-old Jeremy Johnston of Abilene died Wednesday at a hospital.

    Police say a West Texas man who allegedly was intoxicated and stopping highway traffic has died while in custody.

    An Abilene police statement says 42-year-old Jeremy Johnston of Abilene died Wednesday at a hospital. Police spokesman Rick Tomlin says no cause of death was immediately determined. An autopsy was ordered.

    Tomlin says officers before dawn Wednesday received multiple calls about a pedestrian blocking a roadway and stopping traffic. Tomlin says police found Johnston, who appeared intoxicated, on the hood of a stopped vehicle.

    Tomlin says officers took custody of Johnston, put him into a patrol car and then he appeared to suffer medical distress. Medical personnel at the scene evaluated Johnston. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.

    Texas Rangers will help investigate Johnston's death.