Marshfield: High school tennis coach resigns amid second drunk driving arrest

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The head tennis coach at Marshfield High School, accused of drunk driving for the second time, has reportedly resigned.

Christopher Jarrell said in an e-mail to the Patriot Ledger that he made the decision on Saturday, after the school placed him on administrative leave.

Jarrell, of Newton, also said he apologized to administrators for ”recent incidents.”

He was arrested in Scituate on Thursday night on charges including not only drunk driving, but illegal prescription drug possession, resisting arrest, and failing to stop for police.

Police say Jarrell blew a .19 on a Breathalyzer test, more than twice the state’s .08 limit.

Jarrell is free pending an initial appearance in Hingham District Court on June 12.

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