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Man faces drug, racing charges after being stopped in Clearview

Provincial police allege the driver was going more than twice the posted speed limit and had more than 500 grams of weed in his possession
OPP released this photo following a traffic stop in Clearview Township, west of Barrie.

CLEARVIEW TWP. - On Jan. 13, 2021, at approximately 12:19 a.m., a member of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 26 in Clearview Township and spotted a vehicle travelling more than two times the posted speed limit.

The driver was stopped and arrested for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. A search incident to arrest discovered the driver to be in possession of various types of cannabis, including over 500 grams of dried cannabis. Police also seized a cell phone and a quantity of cash.

The officer also entered into an impaired driving investigation and a demand for a roadside breath test was read and refused by the driver.

Adam Loucks, 44 years old of The Blue Mountains, Ont., was arrested and charged with:

  • Dangerous operation - contrary to Section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Refusal to comply with demand - contrary to Section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling - contrary to Section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act
  • Race a motor vehicle - excessive speed - contrary to Section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on March 16, 2021.