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, the majority of 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.

Peter G. HENLEY 69 years, Lincoln
Leanne E. HICKS 35 years, Niagara Falls
David G. VEZINA 49 years, Barrie
Sarah D. BRIDEAU 25 years, Welland
Chad J. KEAST 35 years, St. Catharines
Hermelindo G. GUTIERREZ 43 years, St. Catharines
Deanna L. WHITE 41 years, Welland
Jovito A. CORTEZ 60 years, Thorold
Lathanroy SELVANAYAGAM 22 years, Scarborough
Zygmount K. ILNICKI 52 years, Grimsby
David E. RANKIN 72 years, St. Catharines
Christina L. WHITELEY 42 years, Pelham
Austin POLMANTEER 26 years, Baldwinsville NY
Thomas M. COWAN 48 years, Niagara Falls
Hendrik SCHONEWILLE 62 years, St. Catharines
Joseph W. DAVEY 35 years, Port Colborne
Zachary N. JONES 22 years, Williamsville NY
Zachary J. SMITH 23 years, Niagara Falls
Constantine KOSSILOS 33 years, Niagara Falls
Alex J. POPIELA 25 years, Orchard Park NY
Michelle M. LUXON 33 years, Pelham
James W. CARRIER 62 years, Niagara Falls
Vjollca RIGAS 47 years, Pelham
Wesley B. JENKINS 30 years, Charles Town WV
Brian K. ADSHEAD 40 years, St. Catharines
Tyler J. ROUSE 28 years, Grimsby
Benjamin J. DROSI 41 years, Burlington
Boris TOPIC 44 years, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Rebecca M. WATSON 28 years, St. Catharines
Edwin B. JOSEPH 40 years, Brooklyn NY
Laura L. BRYCE 38 years, Port Colborne
Timothy G. THOMPSON 42 years, Mississauga
Menachen MEHUDAR 47 years, Welland
David CHIRA 54 years, St. Catharines
Rosaura LUEVANO 30 years, Milwaukee WI
Gianni P. DELUCA 51 years, Stoney Creek


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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