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.

Matthew T. FLYNN 31 years, St. Catharines
Juan C. CAZAL 30 years, Niagara Falls
Christopher KLINGENBERG 56 years, Lincoln
Teri M. FRIESMAN 35 years, Welland
Sean J. O’QUINN 44 years, Grimsby
Robert R. GAUDET 49 years, North Bay
Todd A. CLARK 47 years, Port Colborne
Patrick J. ATKINSON 27 years, St. Catharines
Divine V. NYAMURERA 21 years, St. Catharines
Lindsay L. MAWHINNEY 20 years, Fort Erie
Doeun PARK 24 years, Buffalo NY
Linda C. SWEET 27 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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