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, 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.

Rajeev K. TEOTIA 39 years, Brampton
Tyler V. T. BARRON 25 years, Niagara Falls
Sean D. FIANDER 56 years, Fort Erie
Paul R. FINO 41 years, Lackawanna NY
Christopher A. SMITH 29 years, Fort Erie
Joshua LEBLANC 24 years, Welland
Kell SCHONEWILLE 41 years, St. Catharines
Jason M. GILLESPIE 34 years, Niagara Falls
Casey ATTARD 22 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 R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada and destroys thousands of lives every year.

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