Thorold driver on latest list of impaired charges

Alleged incidents occurred between February 6th and 12th

A Thorold resident is among the latest drivers to be charged with a disability-related offense in Niagara.

Lorant Szelayala, 19, is one of 12 motorists named in a press release issued today by the Niagara Regional Police, which details all disability charges filed between February 6 and 12.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and all of the accused are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Below is the full police press release:

In an effort to bring more awareness and deterrence to driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, the Niagara Regional Police Service will be reporting the names of those charged with an alleged criminal offense related to a driver’s license in the area with a disability.

In addition to being charged, these individuals are bound by a 90-day administrative driver’s license suspension from the Department of Transportation and are prohibited from driving a motor vehicle on any road. The public is encouraged to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service or Crime Stoppers Road Safety Hotline to report those violating the suspension.

The following individuals have been criminally charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 80mg or more of alcohol in 100ml of blood, or refusing to provide a breath/blood sample.

  • Lorant Szelayala, 19, Thorold
  • Walter P. Over, 57, St. Catharines
  • Santasia T. Nelson, age 33, Fort Erie
  • Conner J. Boniferro-Mcfall, 28, St. Catharines
  • Tshawna P. Raguin, 28, St. Catharines
  • Christopher M. Baxter, 41, West Lincoln
  • Miguel C. Pais, 70, Niagara Falls
  • Taylor A. Turner, 32, St. Catharines
  • Dexter A. Bangayan, 41, Niagara Falls
  • Kurtis H. Kelkelaar, 35, St. Catharines
  • Daniel J. Richard, 53, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • William K. Benger, 64, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to reducing driving offenses through education and arrests of offenders through enforcement programs like RIDE. Disability remains the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada, claiming thousands of lives each year.



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