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Another Democrat has just been arrested and charged with trying to purchase cocaine and then impersonating an officer.
Another black eye for the Dems!
My favorite part of the story?
Police say Rep. Forestal threatened to have them fired after pulling him over.
Good plan buddy, that has to have worked….never!
Here's what CNN had to say:
An Indiana state representative was charged with drunken driving and impersonating an officer after he tried to buy cocaine "party favors" at a local bar, court documents show.
Democratic lawmaker Dan Forestal, 36, was elected in 2012. He was charged with one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and impersonating a public servant, the Marion County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.
His encounter with real officers happened Saturday night, after a resident called 911 to report someone impersonating an officer in in Indianapolis.
Forestal told the person he's an officer doing a drug bust in the area, a probable cause affidavit says. He allegedly asked where the "people selling drugs" lived and flashed a badge on a silver chain.
When officers arrived, they found him in his car. He held onto the steering wheel and refused to step out, and was handcuffed after a brief struggle, the probable cause affidavit says.
He threatened to sue the officers for violating his rights, according to the affidavit, which also accused him of trying to buy cocaine.
During that incident, he also identified himself as a firefighter, a state representative and the nephew of the Marion County Sheriff, according to the affidavit. The Indianapolis Fire Department confirmed he's been an active firefighter for 12 years.
Earlier that evening, before his police encounter, he'd allegedly asked customers at a local bar where he can buy "party favors" such as cocaine," the affidavit says.
His attorney, Jim Voyles, told CNN he does not speak to the media about his cases.
The Indianapolis Fire Department told CNN that Forestal has been suspended without pay for 240 hours.
Hey CNN, let me fix the story for you.
He's not a "Democratic lawmaker...".
It should read "Democrat lawmaker Dan Forestal...".
There ya go!
I'll send a bill in the mail since no one there seems to have actually gone to journalism school.
NBC News did a little better job on the reporting and confirmed the story:
An Indiana state lawmaker is accused of impersonating a police officer to find cocaine, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, according to prosecutors.
Rep. Dan Forestal, a Democrat who was elected to the state House in 2012, approached a couple outside their Indianapolis home Saturday night and told them: “I’m a legit officer doing a drug bust and today is the last day before the Feds descend and start kicking in doors," court documents said.
He then showed them a badge with a silver chain and asked them to tell him where the "people selling drugs" lived.
Earlier in the evening, Forestal, 36, had been at a bar telling customers he was a firefighter, and asking them where he could buy "party favors" like cocaine, a bartender told investigators, according to an affidavit filed in Marion Superior Court on Wednesday.The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received a call about Forestal's behavior after 11 p.m., found him driving and pulled him over. Responding officers said they noticed Forestal's breath smelled of alcohol, his eyes were red and glossy, and he was swaying.
He wouldn't get out of his vehicle, and when two officers tried to remove him, he grasped the steering wheel, the affidavit said. When he was finally removed from the car and handcuffed, Forestal told the officers he was going to sue them for "violating his civil rights."
He told them he was a lawmaker, a firefighter and the sheriff's nephew, and "stated that due to his position in public safety and as a state representative, he would 'have' all of the officers' badges," the affidavit said.
Forestal is in fact the nephew of Marion County Sheriff Kerry J. Forestal, a sheriff's office spokesperson confirmed to NBC News, and he serves as a private with the Indianapolis Fire Department. His grandfather was a member of the old Indianapolis City Council, and his great-grandmother was a township trustee, according to the IndyStar.