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30 drivers charged with impaired-related offences last week

One Toronto man was arresting after a van collided with a tree near a Vaughan school and the driver fled the scene
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Over the past week, 30 impaired drivers were removed from York Region roads in another disappointing week of enforcement efforts.

So far this year, York Regional Police have laid more than 1,500 charges for impaired-related driving offences and the number of drivers choosing to drive while impaired is showing no signs of decreasing. Sadly, five people have lost their lives this year in collisions where alcohol or drug impairment were contributing factors.

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at approximately noon, officers responded to reports of a possible impaired driver who collided with a tree near a school on Glenshields Avenue in the City of Vaughan. When officers arrived on scene, they located a white van that had driven up onto the sidewalk and collided with a tree.

Witnesses advised officers that the driver had fled and was seen getting into a white BMW. Officers quickly located the white BMW and arrested the suspect for impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. The driver was taken to #4 District where he refused to provide a breath sample and caused damage to his cell resulting in additional charges.


  • Davit Sesiashvili, 44, Toronto


  • Impaired Operation
  • Over 80
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Provide Breath Sample
  • Fail to Remain
  • Mischief Under $5,000

The legal consequences of an impaired driving charge can include roadside vehicle impoundment and automatic driver’s licence suspension, as well as further consequences imposed by the courts, including longer licence suspensions, large fines and in some cases, jail time.

York Regional Police thanks members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 through the Safe Roads...Your Call program. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.

We’re not giving up.

A list of all the drivers charged with impaired-related criminal driving offences from Dec. 10 to 17, 2018 follows below and is available here.

John TSIKRIKAS, 47, Newmarket 

-          Impaired Operation- Alcohol; Over 80

Miguel Gilberto SALGUERO CORDON, 34, Tottenham  

-          Fail to Provide a Breath Sample

Wayne QUINLAN, 49, Welland

-          Impaired Operation -Drugs

Ian CHARLTON, 48, Richmond Hill

-          Over 80; Fail to Remain

Maxim GORCHAKOV, 33, Toronto

-          Over 80

Michelle BROWN, 44, Innisfil   

-          Impaired Operation- Drugs

Yao Fu YU, 57, Toronto

-          Impaired Operation- Drugs

Michael WILSON, 34, Georgina

-          Over 80

Sean MACKAY-MARCELLA, 37, Vaughan

-          Impaired Operation – Alcohol; Over 80

[Charge reduced to careless driving], Markham

-          Over 80

Davit SESIASHVILI, 44, Toronto

-          Impaired Operation; Fail to Provide Breath Sample; Fail to Remain; Dangerous Operation; Mischief Under $5,000

Ali-Akbar SAFDARI, 60, Markham

-          Impaired; Over 80

Samuel TRUDEL, 25, Mont-Laurier, Quebec

-          Impaired Driving - Alcohol; Over 80; Assault; Assault with a Weapon; Dangerous Driving; Fail to Remain;  Possession of a Schedule I Substance

Dustin Tevyan GROSKOPF, 28, Richmond Hill

-          Over 80

Paul Michael RUPA, 32, Vaughan

-          Impaired Operation; Fail to Provide Breath Sample  

 Travis Francis JONES 32, Powassan, Ontario

-          Over 80

Agastya Narasimha KOLLURU, 28, Burlington

-          Over 80

Jennifer BREEN, 35, Cannington

-          Impaired Operation; Over 80

Candida MARTINEZ, 21, Richmond Hill

-          Impaired Operation; Over 80

A 17-year-old female, Richmond Hill

-          Impaired Operation; Over 80

Robert CAMPBELL, 36, Toronto

-          Over 80

Joel GAGER, 25, Toronto

-          Impaired Operation; Fail to Provide Breath Sample; Theft of Motor Vehicle; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000; Flight while Pursued by Police

Shayne Thomas TAYLOR, 20, Newmarket

-          Impaired Operation; Over 80; Operation while Disqualified

William AKKERMANS, 49, Aurora  

-          Impaired Operation; Over 80

Matthew CAMPOS BONILLA, 25, Toronto

-          Over 80

Vahid KASHFI RAD, 58, Richmond Hill

-          Impaired Operation; Fail to Provide Breath Sample

 Ernest Padi TETTEY, 38, Brampton

-          Fail to Provide a Breath Sample

Laura Mankaa NDONGNYAM, 24, Newmarket

-          Impaired Operation; Fail to Provide a Breath Sample  

Cyril Albert DELANEY 46, Georgina

-          Impaired Operation; Over 80; Fail to Remain

James Scott BARR, 43, Vaughan

-          Over 80