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17 drivers on Niagara's latest list of impaired charges

Alleged incidents occurred between May 22 and May 28
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The Niagara Regional Police Service has released its latest list of drivers charged with impaired-related offences.

None of the allegations have been tested in court, and all of the accused are considered innocent unless proven guilty.

Below is the full press release from police:

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.

Matthew C. Minor, 55yrs, Niagara Falls

Grzegorz Mroczek, 57yrs, St. Catharines

Dakota S. Peaire, 21yrs, Welland

Elgin T. Kennedy, 65yrs, Niagara Falls

Selena F. Bednarz, 23yrs, St. Catharines

Gina M. Marinescu, 40yrs, Niagara Falls

Anita L. Nagy, 41yrs, Port Colborne

Melaine C. Howe, 44yrs, Grimsby

Wayne D. Coxworthy, 41yrs, St. Catharines

Corina L. Haardeng-Pedersen, 60yrs, St. Catharines

David Taylor, 57yrs, Port Colborne

Neill B. Gadula, 36yrs, Niagara Falls

Paul W. Marquis, 50yrs, Wainfleet

Corey N. Savoie, 42yrs, Niagara Falls

William W. Simmons, 61yrs, Grimsby

Tara R. Miller, 25yrs, St. Catharines

Mark D. Speck, 45yrs, 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 remains the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada and affects thousands of lives every year.