Driving while ability impaired charged

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A Rome woman was charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a rear-ending crash on Erie Boulevard Wednesday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Alexis J. Shaffer, 21, of Floyd Avenue, was driving on Erie Boulevard at about 7 a.m. Wednesday when her vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in front of Freedom Plaza.

Police said they had been dispatched to the area because Shaffer had been driving erratically and they discovered the accident.

Police said it was determined that Shaffer was behind the wheel while on drugs.

Shaffer is charged with one count of driving while ability impaired by drugs, police stated. She is scheduled to appear in City Court.

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