The boys tennis coach at Marshfield High School, whose team is scheduled to compete in a tournament match Saturday morning, was arrested Thursday night in Scituate after police said he drove drunk with a bottle of vodka in his car and then violently resisted arrest after police pulled him over.
Christopher N. Jarrell, 28, of 11 Hyde St., Newton, faces charges of second-offense drunk driving, possession of a Class C drug for Valium, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. He has been released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned in Hingham District Court on June 12.
Jarrell was arrested at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Country Way after police received a report of an erratic driver heading south on Route 3A in Scituate. Police said Jarrell, driving a tan 2001 Toyota Camry, failed to stop for police for about a half-mile after an officer activated his cruiser’s siren and blue lights.
When Jarrell finally pulled over, police said he resisted coming out of his car and yelled in a slurred voice. Authorities recovered a two-thirds empty bottle of Gordons vodka and three orange pills believed to be Valium from inside of the Camry, according to court documents.
Court documents said Jarrell took a breathalyzer test at the Scituate police station and registered a 0.19 blood-alcohol level – more than twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08.