Critical incident investigation underway at Cootamundra

A critical incident investigation is underway following the death of a man in the state’s Riverina region yesterday.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District stopped a Honda Civic sedan on Hibernia Street, Stockinbingal, about 6.40pm (Friday 30 September 2022), for the purpose of a random roadside drug test.

The 25-year-old male driver allegedly returned a positive reading to a prohibited drug. He was arrested and taken to Cootamundra Police Station.

NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to the station a short time later due to concerns about the man’s health. He was taken to Cootamundra Hospital; however, was unable to be revived.

A Critical Incident Team from Murrumbidgee Police District will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will also be subject to independent review.

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