Police; Man drove drunk with 5 kids, loaded gun & drugs in the car

Posted at 9:21 PM, Mar 05, 2018

A Lockport man is facing a slew of charges after police responded to a reckless driving call Saturday night.

New York State Police say they got a call from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office about a reckless driver near the Wendy's and Walmart on Transit Road in the Town of Lockport.

A concerned driver called in the complaint around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night.

Police say troopers arrived on the scene to find a 2016 Nissan speeding through a parking lot. The followed the car and pulled it over on Ruhlman Road. Police say there were five kids in the car between ages 2-9 years old.

They say the driver, 26-year-old Alexander Ruof-Brown smelled of alcohol and failed a roadside sobriety test. Later, a Niagara County Sheriff's deputy who is also a Drug Recognition Expert determined Ruof-Brown was intoxicated with alcohol and depressants.

Police say Ruof-Brown resisted arrest. During a subsequent search of Ruof-Brown's car, police found a loaded handgun, powder cocaine, more than 82 grams of marijuana, numerous Alphrazolam pills, a digtial scale and empty glassine baggies.

Ruof-Brown was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd C Felony, Criminal Possession of Stimulant C Felony, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Leandra Law, Criminal Possession of Marijuana 4th, Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child-5 Counts, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Governmental Administration and numerous traffic tickets.

He was arraigned in Town of Lockport Court and remanded to the Niagara County Jail.

The children were turned over to family.

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