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Police seize machete, lay impaired driving charge following traffic stop in Wasaga Beach

Police say that a citizen called reporting that a pickup truck was swerving all over the roadway and driving into oncoming traffic
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CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP - On July 4, at 6:59 a.m., the Huronia West OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 26, in Clearview Township. The complainant reported a pickup truck swerving all over the roadway and driving into oncoming traffic.

An officer located the vehicle as it entered the Town of Wasaga Beach. After a brief conversation, the officer initiated Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). The driver performed poorly and was arrested. The driver completed a Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) at the Huronia West OPP Detachment.

A search of the vehicle found an expandable baton, a large knife and a machete hidden in different areas of the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Jeffrey Clark 37 years of age, of Barrie, Ontario, was charged with operation while impaired and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, both contrary to the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on September 22, 2020.

A female passenger in the vehicle was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant from the City of Barrie.