Public Release – Criminal Impaired Driving Offences – March 14, 2022 to March 20, 2022

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.         

Jeffrey A. BARDEN, 50yrs, Pelham

Diana M. ZATORSKI, 60yrs, Welland

July C. POLANCO, 34yrs, Welland

Christopher W. GURCZENSKI, 39yrs, St. Catharines

Mark A. BLISS-VALDEZ, 21yrs, Niagara Falls

Amanda M. MCKINNON, 33yrs, Niagara Falls

James P. FREEMAN-GUY, 32yrs, Niagara Falls

Chad J. SMIT, 32yrs, Lincoln

Jason R. CAMPBELL, 46yrs, St. Catharines

Lorne J. ROBINSON, 37yrs, West Lincoln

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.