District 98 State Rep. Greg Forristall, who represents western Mills County and a large portion of Pottawattamie County in the Iowa General Assembly, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, May 11, on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
The Republican lawmaker from Macedonia was pulled over on U.S. Highway 92 near Carson around 3:30 p.m. after a Pottawattamie County sheriff’s deputy observed an eastbound vehicle forced to the shoulder of the road and Forristall’s westbound truck cross the center line twice.
Pottwattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said after being stopped, Forristall informed the deputy he is a diabetic. Danker said Forristall was initially taken to the Carson Fire Station by the deputy, where volunteer rescue personnel performed a “check-up,” but Forristall was not found to be in medical danger.
From the fire station, Forristall, was taken to the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs where a blood-alcohol test was administered. The test determined Forristall’s blood-alcohol content to be .276, Danker said, more than three times the legal limit of .08.
Forristall, 61, was released from custody on a $1,000 bond later in the day.