Five people on latest Niagara DUI offence list

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Five people have been named on the latest Niagara police list of drinking and driving offences for the period of March 15-21. 

No one from West Niagara was on the list.

To bring attention and deterrence to driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, the Niagara Regional Police Service reports the names of people who are charged with an alleged criminal impaired driving offence in the Region.                                                                  

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.               

Aron Robert GAUTHIER, 43, Welland

Paul Chase KARP-JOHNSTON, 30, Niagara Falls

Alexandria Mackenzie FOX, 22, St. Catharines

Christian Emanuel ELIZONDO, 22, Niagara Falls

Evens Rene MERONE, 34, Fort Erie

In addition to being charged, the 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 police encouraged the public to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service Traffic Safety Hotline or Crime Stoppers to report those who are driving in contravention of the suspension.    
Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada and affects thousands of lives every year, police said