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, most 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.

Jason PETRIE 18 years, Niagara Falls
Cory PROCTOR 40 years, Niagara Falls
Vanessa A. HEMPHILL 22 years, St. Catharines
Dariusz PORADA 51 years, Niagara Falls
Gurkirat S. GILL 21 years, Amherst NY
Anthony C. WINFIELD 55 years, Buffalo NY
Igor PASTERNAK 53 years, Niagara Falls
Eric SCHMID 37 years, East York
Edward A. REES 27 years, St. Catharines
Jahkobi COSTA 20 years, St. Catharines
Pavel MELNIK 29 years, Rochester NY
Juan C. BURITICA GALEANO 21 years St. Catharines
Shayla L. SHARROCK 32 years, Rochester NY
Hakim NDARUBOGOYE 21 years St. Catharines
Nancy L. DESHAIES 53 years, Fort Erie
Stephanie L. GAYNOR 27 years, Buffalo NY
Jason B. TODD 47 years, Niagara Falls

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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