DWI HIT PARADE: When a Forrest crashes his car while drunk in the woods does anyone hear him?
CALIFORNIA, MD. – Christopher Forrest is keeping the taxpayer funded public defender busy these days. Locked up for DWI early in May, he has been accused in a statement of charges of first and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment on May 19, 2019 by Deputy B. Foor.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on May 5, 2019, St. Mary’s Sheriff Dep. Burgess conducted a traffic stop at Millstone Landing Road and Three Notch Road in California, Md., and identified the operator of a 1996 Chevy to be Christopher Paul Forrest, 43, of 13555 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, Md.
Police say that Forrest was determined to be operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol; he was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving While Intoxicated. Forrest was only kept in the Hotel St. Mary’s for one night in a guest suite.
Forrest leads a charmed life with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz either dropping or placing on the Stet Docket nearly two dozen traffic citations in 2018 related to driving while suspended, without a permit, failing to attend Driver Improvement Program – all as a result of a DWI conviction on Sept. 4, 2015, in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. In a plea deal, in that case, Forrest entered a guilty plea. THE DEAL: sixty days in jail with all but two days suspended.
Forrest was arrested for DWI on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, Md., by St. Mary’s Sheriff Deputy Artina Manns on April 9, 2015. Fritz struck up a plea deal on July 31, 2015. THE DEAL: Probation Before Judgement with thirty days in jail and twenty-nine days suspended.
Forrest was arrested for driving while suspended, driving without a license and revoked by Trooper Gresko while operating a 2000 Ford on Midway Drive at Rt. 246 on June 11, 2013. Fritz dropped all the charges.