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Thorold resident among 19 charged with impaired this month

A U.S. resident was also among those charged between Nov. 2 and Nov. 22
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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.                                               

The following individuals have been charged criminally with impaired driving by alcohol or drugs, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 mgs or above of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, or refusing to provide a breath/blood sample.           

  • Shingirai E. Gurajena 23 years, Etobicoke
  • Joseph G. Morency 71 years, Welland
  • John E. Tucker 74 years, Fort Erie
  • Brian T. Gravelle 44 years, Port Colborne
  • Shawna Laight-Recollet 26 years, Brantford
  • Francis L. Hardwick 73 years, Port Colborne
  • Rebecca J. McCleary 22 years, Fort Erie
  • Joshua M. R. Ramunno 27 years, Welland
  • Matthew E. Almeida 31 years, London
  • Aaran M. Gray 37 years, St. Catharines
  • Ini-Abasi D. Cletus 28 years, Lockport NY
  • Derek L. A. Van Ede 23 years, St. Catharines
  • Richard E. Kidd 46 years, St. Catharines
  • Sandro Tomazinic 27 years, Niagara Falls
  • Nickolas A. Atmekjian 27 years, Thorold
  • Ryan A. Mathewson 37 years, Chelmsford
  • Kristopher D. Boland 46 years, Niagara Falls
  • Jamie Roversi 39 years, Port Colborne
  • Timothy J. Stafford 33 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 R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada and affects thousands of lives every year.