Man driving on wrong side of I-86 leads to arrest

Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 22, 2017

On Saturday, around 10:17 p.m. the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a vehicle headed the wrong way on I-86. 

Other complaints revealed the vehicle in question exited I-86 and was headed westbound on Route 349, towards the Village of Mayville. 

Deputies say they found the vehicle parked on a sidewalk on South Erie Street. 

The driver, James Murphy, 47 of Fredonia allegedly was intoxicated. Upon further investigation, it of a that a person under the age of 16 was traveling in the vehicle with Murphy. 

He has a previous conviction of a DWI in the past ten years, which made his arrest a felony. Murphy's driver's license was also revoked. 

Murphy is facing charges of Felony DWI, Felony Aggravated DWI with a child less than 16-years-old and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree. 

He's being held at the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment.