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29 Jul 2015
30 Jul 2015
Ice cream truck driver arrested for DUII
A Cornelius man was arrested for drunk driving Friday while selling ice cream out of his van to children.
Noe Andrade Silva, 38, is charged with DUII. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $2,500 bail.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 5:35 p.m. on July 10, deputies serving the city of Cornelius were called by an alert citizen who reported an ice cream truck was driving erratically in town. The caller said the truck drove into oncoming traffic and hit the right hand curb twice.
Deputies quickly located a 1994 Plymouth Voyager, covered in ice cream decals and playing music, at North Barlow and North 29th Avenue in Cornelius. They found the driver, later identified as Silva, selling ice cream to children out of the van.
Deputies determined that Silva had been driving around under the influence of alcohol while selling ice cream and arrested him.