FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The family of a North Dakota man who died a few days after he was arrested for drunken driving has filed a civil rights lawsuit against law enforcement and others.

KFGO radio reports that the 83-page complaint asserts that Warren Lindvold, of Valley City, was deprived of his civil rights and illegally arrested in July 2018.   It says Lindvold had a form of arthritis that causes severe pain and he wouldn’t have died had he received appropriate care.

The medical examiner concluded that Lindvold’s death was an accident, probably due to a fall.

The suit says Lindvold’s blood-alcohol content was 0.03%, below the state’s drunken driving threshold of 0.08%, and he should not have been arrested.

Court documents do not list attorneys for the 12 defendants named in the suit.