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 Crime Stoppers to report those who are driving in contravention of the suspension.

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

Dimas J. SANTOS AYALA 35 years, Thorold
Kornel Z. CHOCHOREK 34 years, Niagara Falls
Catherine A. WOODS 57 years, Niagara Falls
Bradley J. BUCHT 40 years, St. Catharines
Terrence COLES 44 years, St. Catharines
Ryan D. JOHNSON 45 years, Niagara Falls
Andrea N. SOMOGYI 24 years, Hamilton
Lisa S. JONES 41 years, Fort Erie
Chelsea NESS 25 years, Niagara Falls
Christopher KOSTAKYRIAKOS 38 years, Niagara Falls
Thomas A. GRANT 30 years, Pelham
Tammy L. TAYLOR 45 years, Niagara Falls
Joseph A. KELLY 24 years, St. Catharines
Michael K. ASHUN 23 years, Niagara Falls
Bradley LUDWIG 23 years, Grand Island, NY

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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