Weapons found during sobriety stop
At 6:59 a.m. on July 4, Huronia West OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 26, in Clearview Township.
The complainant reported a pick-up 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, of Barrie, 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 a Collingwood courtroom on Sept. 22.
A female passenger in the vehicle was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant from the City of Barrie.