Columbia Man Issued 3 Citations for Separate Protest Incidents at Pipeline Location
A Columbia man has been cited three times for separate protest incidents in March and June at pipeline-construction locations near his home.
Daniel K. Forry, 77, of Prospect Road, was cited with summary counts of harassment, disorderly conduct, and obedience to authorized persons directing traffic.
West Hempfield Township police mailed citations to Forry on July 3.
The citations regard March 16, March 31, and June 2, incidents on Indian Head Road, where constructions crews were working.
Specifically, the citations involve interactions Forry had with flaggers, contracted for traffic control.
- On March 16: Forry refused to comply with a flagger’s directive that he not pass because workers were on the roadways. Forry inched forward in his vehicle and tapped the flagger with his front bumper. He was cited with disorderly conduct.
- On March 16 and March 31: Forry refused to comply with a flagger’s directive, yelling at the flagger, and at one point getting out of his vehicle and nearly face-to-face with the flagger while yelling. Forry did this “because he does not agree with the pipeline,” an officer writes in a citation for harassment.
- On June 2: Forry again refused to comply with a flagger’s directive, striking the flagger while attempting to drive around him. He was cited with violating obedience to authorized persons directing traffic.
No one was injured in the incidents.
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