Lincoln man among eight people on Niagara police’s DUI offence list

niagara drinking driving list Six people are on the Niagara police's latest drinking and driving list

Criminal impaired driving offences Oct. 19 to Oct. 25

A 50-year-old Lincoln man is among eight people charged with an alleged criminal impaired driving offence in the Niagara Region for the period Oct. 19-25.

Kenneth S. Thorne, 50, of Lincoln is the only person from a West Niagara community on the current list.   

All drivers on the list 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.

Niagara Police 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 have been charged criminally with impaired driving by alcohol or drugs, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 80mg or above of alcohol in 100ml of blood, or refusing to provide a breath or blood sample.                                    

Kenneth S. Thorne, 50 years, Lincoln

James D. Moore, 62 years, St. Catharines

Jeffrey S. Putman, 58 years, St. Catharines

Benjamin A. Johnson, 37 years, Niagara Falls

Thomas E. S. Vilm, 45 years, St. Catharines

Liam A. Riches, 24 years, St. Catharines

Michael Evseyev, 43 years, St. Catharines

Joseph A. Savoie, 56 years, Niagara Falls

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