Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ RIPLEY — On Dec. 7 at around 11:45 p.m., Deputies observed a supposed suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of the Ripley Town Buildings. The driver was identified as Brandi L. Mercado, 39, of Ripley. Police claim that it was apparent that Mercado was intoxicated. She was charged with DWI and DWI per se having .08 or higher BAC. She was released and is due to appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date.