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 that 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.

Mark S. KOWAL 25 years, St. Catharines
Paul D. VALENTINE 61 years, Mount Clemens MI
Michael P. HASSON 32 years, Amherst NY
Michael E. McLELLAN 43 years, Welland
Kenneth SORLEY 73 years, Niagara Falls
Edward T. METCALF 42 years, Kitchener
Kayla J. MEYER 28 years, Welland
Jessica ROWE 24 years, St. Catharines
Jacob J. P. PIRSON 22 years, Welland
James JACKSON 54 years, Stoney Creek
Brian E. SEGUIN 46 years, Niagara Falls
Joseph A. RILEY 48 years, St. Catharines
Jamie W. BURNS 28 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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