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Blue Mountains driver facing drug, racing charges

Police say the driver was going more than twice the posted speed limit
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CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP - 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.