Knights' Gagner charged with DUI

JOE BELANGER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:42 AM ET

LONDON -- An assistant coach with the London Knights who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League is facing a impaired driving charge.

Assistant coach Dave Gagner was charged Wednesday with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit.

Police said a northbound car collided with the rear of another northbound car on a London street at about 10:30 p.m.

Gagner, 43, was not injured and the driver of the other car suffered minor injuries, police said.

The London Knights issued a statement this morning: "(We) have been advised that assistant coach Dave Gagner has been charged with impaired driving and have referred the matter to legal counsel. Given that this matter is before the courts, the London Knights organization is not able to comment further on the situation."

Gagner, born in Chatham, is the father of Sam, a former Knight and now a rookie with the Edmonton Oilers. Dave Gagner played for NHL teams, including the 1995-96 season with the Maple Leafs.

Gagner played 946 games and scored 318 goals and 719 points. He retired after the 1999 season. Gagner is to appear in court April 23.


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