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A Falls taxi driver suspected of driving under the influence

NIAGARA FALLS – All police cars in the city were dispatched following a report of a taxi driver suspected of driving under the influence of narcotic and a short time later police charged a LaSalle Taxi driver found stopped in the NFTA lot on Portage Road.

Police said the driver, Kimberlee A. Dixon, 30, of St. Paul St., admitted that she had taken the narcotic suboxone that morning. She was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs and police said she had slurred speech and trouble maintaining her balance when she got out of the taxi.

She was additionally charged driving without a city taxi license, driving with a suspended/revoked license and seventh-degree criminal possession of an unspecified controlled substance, as well as having a prescription outside of its original container.