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Falls man found passed out at the wheel of car facing several charges

TOWN OF NIAGARA – A Niagara Falls man discovered passed out behind the wheel of his car – the engine running – at the gas pumps of a Packard Road Sunoco station on Packard Road Friday faces several charges, State Police said.

Mark A. DeFranco, 29, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated/ability impaired by drugs and refusal to take a breath test, police reported Tuesday.

DeFranco was found with prescription narcotics, including a suboxone strip, and 13 pills, including Ambien, Lyrica and clonazepam, police said.