Cabbie Fights off Cops During Traffic Stop on Long Island: Police

A cabbie faces a long list of charges after police say she drove recklessly with a passenger and then fought with officers when they tried to pull over her allegedly drug-filled taxi. 

Patricia Piacente, 50, pushed officers and refused to follow their orders when they tried to pull her over for driving recklessly in her yellow Crown Victoria on Saturday morning, police say. 

A passenger was in her cab as the encounter unfolded in the westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway in Roslyn Heights. 

When the officers were finally able to get her out of the vehicle, they found heroin, a heroin needle, straws used for cocaine consumption and the opioid suboxone in her backpack, according to police.

Piacente was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration and multiple traffic infractions.

She was schedule to be arraigned in Hempstead on Sunday. It wasn’t immediately known if she had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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