State Rep. Forestal Arrested Over the Weekend, Charged With Felony Impersonation
INDIANAPOLIS-- Impersonating a public servant is one of three charges against State Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis).
Court records and a booking slip from the Marion County lockup show that Forestal was arrested over the weekend. The record shows he was released Sunday and three charges are listed. They include operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and one felony count of impersonating a public servant.
According to Indiana code, impersonating a public servant is a felony when someone either falsely represents that they are:
- A law enforcement officer; or
- An agent or employee of the department of state revenue, and collects any property from another person.
According to court records, Forestal was previously arrested for speeding in 2005 and for speeding and driving in the incorrect lane in 2007.
The court date for the Democrat, who represents Indianapolis and the 100th District, is Aug. 27.
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