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.

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 according to police.

Maureen A. FLAHERTY 63 years, Welland
Michal LEWCZUK 31 years, Grimsby
Jeff P. BELER 37 years, St. Catharines
Maurece A. CARR 51 years, St. Catharines
John FERGUSON 75 years, St. Catharines
Nathan H. DAVIES 35 years, Niagara Falls
Michael P. SPIRIDI 19 years, Pelham
Michael R. HENRY 18 years, St. Catharines
Elman ISMAYLOV 32 years, Niagara Falls
Blake M. CUNNINGHAM 26 years, Grimsby
Deborah M. GRECH 53 years, Lincoln
Brittany M. CONNELL 22 years, East Garafraxa
Walter SERNIAK 58 years, St. Catharines
Deborah L. JONES 55 years, Freelton
Richard W. COONEY 60 years, Welland
Ian D. MACDOUGALL 38 years, St. Catharines
Jose O. TEAL 23 years, Fort Erie
Peter J. DIAKIW 42 years, Niagara Falls
David J. PAUGH 45 years, St. Catharines

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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