Indiana legislator jailed on drunken driving, other charges

A state legislator from Indianapolis was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunken driving and impersonating a police officer.

An Indianapolis police report says Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal was arrested after officers were called late Saturday about a man impersonating a police officer. Forestal was booked into jail on preliminary charges of impersonating a public servant, driving while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement.

The 36-year-old Forestal is an Indianapolis firefighter who was elected to the Indiana House in 2012.

Prosecutors haven’t yet filed formal charges against Forestal, who was released from jail Sunday on $150 bond.

Defense attorney Jim Voyles and a House Democratic spokesman declined to comment on the arrest.

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