[Ed. – What addiction will make you do. Sad and awful.]
Indiana state representative Dan Forestal (D.) impersonated an officer to ask where he could find cocaine, and upon his arrest threatened to use his family connections to “have” the badges of those detaining him, according to a police report.
The Marion County prosecutor’s office charged Forestal with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and impersonating a public servant, which is a felony, the IndyStar reports. Forestal was driving drunk when he came upon a couple who called 911, and the two told police he claimed to be a “legit officer” looking for drugs.
“I’m a legit officer doing a drug bust,” Forestal told them, as recorded in the police report. “Today is the last day before the feds descend and start kicking in doors.”