Police blotter: Local DWI arrests

Accused: Lisa J. Ruquet, 46, of 30 Delaware Ave., Cortland

Charges: Driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, as well as refusal to take a breath test, failure to signal a turn and move from lane unsafely, traffic infractions

Details: Ruquet was stopped by an officer about 2:25 a.m. Saturday for turning improperly onto Groton Avenue from Woodruff Street and not using a turn signal, according to city police. Ruquet refused to take an alcohol breath test, but police determined she was intoxicated and arrested her, according to the department.

Court action: Ruquet was arraigned and released to reappear at 9 a.m. May 22 in City Court.

Accused: Jami L. Sedlacek, 23, of Blodgett Mills

Charges: Driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content at or above 0.08 percent, misdemeanors, as well as failure to keep right, a traffic infraction

Details: Sedlacek crossed the double, solid yellow center road lines about 2:00 a.m. Monday on Tompkins Street, was stopped and found to be intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent, according to city police.

Court action: Sedlacek was arraigned in City Court and is set to reappear at a later date.

Accused: Brandie L. Mano, 45, of Marathon

Charges: Driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor

Details: State troopers and a city police officer were called at 8:33 p.m. Friday to the Save A Lot parking lot on Groton Avenue to check the welfare of a woman whose body was hanging half out of her vehicle, according to state police. After an investigation, Mano was arrested, arraigned and later released to reappear on May 20 in Cortlandville Town Court.

Accused: Richard L. Meldrim, 65, of Cortland

Charges: Felony driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction within 10 years

Details: Meldrim was pulled over about 9:30 p.m. Friday for driving without headlights on Rt. 281 in Cortlandville and, after an investigation, found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.10 percent, according to State police.

Court action: Meldrim was issued tickets to return on May 28 to Cortlandville Town Court and released to a sober third party.