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.

Joseph M. GALONE 40 years, Buffalo NY
Sarah D. ARBOUR 32 years, St. Catharines
Rudolf THIESSEN 53 years, St. Catharines
Gary W. R. LINDBERG 35 years, Fort Erie
John G. KELLY 29 years, Niagara Falls
Robert M. W. WINGER-WALSH 20 years, Ingersoll
Shane W. ANDERSON 63 years, Hamilton
John F. PERRY 70 years, Beamsville
Gaetane DOIRON 38 years, St. Catharines
Christopher S. WHITSITT 31 years, Niagara Falls
Piotr LUKASZCZYK 53 years, Thorold
Bilal ZAIDI 23 years, Kleinburg

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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