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 Licence 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.

Willie JONES 52 years, Buffalo NY
Taylor V. WAINMAN 22 years, Fort Erie
John H. HEINEN 43 years, Grimsby
Garry COOMBS 62 years, Burlington
Jacob J. MARTIN 21 years, Cambridge
Samuel R. YALOWICA 70 years, St. Catharines
Patrick C. HOEKSTRA 60 years, Fort Erie
Amber S. Y. YOUNG 22 years, Welland
Philip R. STRATTON 21 years, Port Colborne
Jacqueline GOODMAN 51 years, Niagara-on-the-Lake
James G. HAMILTON 60 years, Niagara Falls
Nathaniel KERANOVIC 28 years, Niagara Falls
Derek M. R. DUMELE 27 years, Niagara Falls
Lila D. MCDOUGALL 49 years, Niagara-on-the-Lake
James R. HEATH 54 years, Thorold
Sherry L. COWELL 59 years, Welland
Bong V. MAI 53 years, Niagara Falls
Andrew J. FORD 31 years, Cambridge
Gregory C. SMITH 38 years, Ohsweken

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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