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Thorold man among 8 accused of impaired-related offences

All those charged with impaired driving by alcohol or drugs face automatic 90 suspensions of their driver's license
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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 above 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, or refusing to provide a breath / blood sample. 

  • Raymond D. Rivard, 45 years, Niagara Falls
  • Jamie M. Carbonell, 41 years, Buffalo NY
  • Paul C. Coupland, 61 years, Pelham
  • Madan K. Gnawali, 37 years, Niagara Falls
  • Barry C. Crowthers, 32 years, Thorold
  • Lindsay E. Laronde, 34 years, St. Catharines
  • Andrew J. McLeod, 35 years, Niagara Falls
  • Adnan K. Pirbhai 39 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 destroys thousands of lives every year.

Information on crimes can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via:

Telephone - 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) 
Online -
Text - Text is not available at this time. 

Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.