In an effort to bring further attention and deterrence to driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, the Niagara Regional Police Service will be reporting the names of those people who are charged with an alleged criminal impaired driving offence in the Region.

In addition to being charged, these individuals are also bound by a Ministry of Transportation 90-Day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension and are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on a roadway. The public is encouraged to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service Traffic Safety Hotline or Crimestoppers to report those who are driving in contravention of the suspension.

According to police, the following individuals have been charged criminally with Impaired driving by alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol concentration above 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, or refusing to provide a breath / blood sample.

Esteban A. LEMUS 33 years, Kitchener
Hendrik SCHONEWILLE 61 years, St. Catharines
Frances B. BULL 55 years, Port Colborne
Gregory H. COSGROVE 56 years, St. Catharines
Sarah GILLESPIE 18 years, St. Catharines
Rodney E. BENNETT 58 years, Niagara Falls
Crystal HEPBURN 35 years, Fort Erie
Fabian A. MENDOZA PEREZ 33 years, St. Catharines
Rene D. ROUSSEAU 55 years, Welland
Thomas D. SWEIKA 38 years, Fort Erie

The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to reducing Impaired Driving Offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like RIDE. Impaired driving is still the leading cause of Criminal Deaths in Canada and destroys thousands of lives every year.

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