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Scantily clad ice-cream truck driver arrested on drug charge

An ice-cream truck, drugs and underwear apparently don’t mix. At least not too well.

Erie County sheriff’s deputies over the weekend arrested an ice-cream truck driver, after accusing him of screaming at people and wearing nothing but his underwear while impaired by drugs.

Deputies Lee Richard and Daniel Harris responded to Emily Court in the Town of Clarence on Friday evening after individuals at the scene had complained about the operator’s bizarre behavior.

They initially charged Ryan Duff, 24, of East Amherst, with driving while intoxicated, according to the police report. But a subsequent evaluation at the Clarence substation by Deputy Simon Biegasiewicz, a drug-recognition expert, determined that the suspect was impaired by drugs, authorities said.

Duff is scheduled to appear in Clarence Town Court on Aug. 25.