Five Niagara Region residents charged with DUI offenses in first week of September

DUI charges Niagara Five DUI charges in first week of September in Niagara

Criminal impaired driving offenses Aug. 31-Sept. 6

The Niagara Regional Police Service has reported five names of people charged with an alleged criminal impaired driving offense in the Niagara Region for the period Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020.             

These drivers 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.

In a news release, Niagara Police said it encourages the public to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service Traffic Safety Hotline or Crime Stoppers to report anyone who drives in contravention of the suspensions.                                                                    

Niagara Region DUI charges

The following individuals were 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 or blood sample.                                

Benjamin J. J. BENARD 35 years, Niagara Falls

Christopher R. CLARKE 43 years, St. Catharines

Joseph P. SCHIRRU 46 years, Welland

Megan M. MAILHOT 31 years, Fort Erie

Jesse L. BOUDREAU 29 years, Welland

Impaired driving is still the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada and affects thousands of lives every year.