By Angela Gemmill

Sudbury’s Police Chief says even if an impaired driver hasn’t killed anyone… the act is still a very serious matter.

Starting next week, the police service will release the names of those charged with Impaired Driving from the previous week.

Chief Frank Elsner says it’s about prevention, he wants people to stop drinking and driving and to think before they get behind the wheel drunk.

He hopes by releasing the names publicly that others will be reminded of the possible embarrassment before they make the same bad decision.

Elsner says charges aren’t official until documents go through the court system…which happens on Monday, that’s why names will come out the next day.

He says other communities in Ontario have taken this step as well.

The list will be sent to local media outlets for publication, while Greater Sudbury Police plan to post the names on its website and Facebook page.

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