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Falls woman charged after her car struck a pole

NIAGARA FALLS – Police charged a McKoon Avenue woman with driving under the influence of alcohol after she struck a utility pole with her car at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Whirlpool Street.

Linda L. Smith, 67, was also charged with refusal to take a breath test, moving from a lane unsafely and unlawfully driving across a side street. Police reported that National Grid was called to the scene to replace the pole.