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Judge grants Buffalo man 'gift' of probation in gun-DWI case

A Buffalo man who was charged with driving drunk with drugs and a loaded gun in his car – and five children as passengers – was put on probation for five years Wednesday by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Alexander C. Ruof-Brown. (Photo courtesy of New York State Police)

Alexander C. Ruof-Brown, 27, of Huntington Avenue, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in the wake of his March 3 arrest in the Town of Lockport. Ruof-Brown had to forfeit $2,814.48 in cash State Police found during the arrest.

"This is the deal of a lifetime. It's not even a deal. It's a gift," Kloch said.

He directed Ruof-Brown into Buffalo drug court. Defense attorney Michael Seibert said Ruof-Brown is trying to obtain a patent on a motorcycle helmet he designed.

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