Former Greece police chief Forsythe to be arraigned on DWI, other charges
GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Former Greece Police Department Chief Drew Forsythe is scheduled to be arraigned in court Thursday on drunk driving and leaving the scene of crash charges.
Story in 60— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) December 9, 2021
We came to court ready to see former Greece police chief Drew Forsythe arraigned on a DWI misdemeanor charge. Instead, the case is getting moved to a different court. Here’s why ====> @news10nbc pic.twitter.com/c91Q8QIk1M
Former Greece Police chief Andrew Forsythe arrives at Greece court to be arraigned on his DWI charge. @news10nbc pic.twitter.com/NFIY5VLl3r— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) December 9, 2021
District Attorney Sandra Doorley arrives for the Drew Forsythe DWI case. @news10nbc pic.twitter.com/a6kMP4QIzd— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) December 9, 2021
Monroe County prosecutors say the former chief had six drinks at a hotel bar before he got behind the wheel and crashed back on Oct.20
Forsythe resigned from his position on Oct. 25, just two days after he was placed on administrative leave over the crash of his official vehicle on I-390. GPD initially said Forsythe swerved to avoid a deer and crashed into a guardrail along I-390. The department says the former chief couldn’t radio in at the time so he drove his damaged SUV away from the scene.
The office began investigating Forsythe at the request of the department. The day he resigned, the car he was driving was taken to the Monroe County Crime Lab in Rochester for further investigation.
The criminal charges were announced by Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley on Nov.8.
Forsythe is scheduled to appear in Greece Town Court around 2 p.m.