Australia Death after random roadside drug test: NSW
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A man has died a short time after allegedly returning a positive reading on a random roadside drug test and being arrested in south west NSW.
The man, 25, was taken to Cootamundra Police Station after allegedly returning a positive reading for a prohibited drug on Friday about 6.40pm.
He had been pulled over in a Honda Civic in the small town of Stockinbingal, in the South West Slopes region.
He was arrested and taken to Cootamundra Police Station, where a short time later concerns for the man's health led to paramedics being called.
The man was taken to Cootamundra Hospital where he was unable to be revived.
The circumstances of the incident will be investigated by a critical incident team from Murrumbidgee Police District, which will be independently scrutinised.
Random drug testing in NSW tests for the presence of cocaine, cannabis, methamphetamine and ecstasy, and requires secondary analysis after a first test.
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