Christian Garnett, an assistant coach for the Darien football program, was arrested Thursday morning for driving under the influence and “getting into a drunken scuffle with officers,” according to a story by Steve Kobak in The Hour of Norwalk.
Norwalk Police charged the 32-year old Stamford resident with operation while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, interfering with an officer and assault on a peace officer. He was released on $10,000 bond and had a court date set for Nov. 8, The Hour reported.
Among some of the details from the story:
- Police said Garnett’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was observed traveling at a high rate of speed on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. The officer caught up with his vehicle stopped at the corner of Connecticut and Fairfield Avenues. It was missing a rear tire, which lay on the street behind him.
- Police said the officer observed Garnett moving items in his car “as if to conceal contraband.” When approached, Garnett told police he “lives right around the corner,” and was going to a gas station to fill his tire with air.
- He failed two field sobriety tests and said there was ‘no way’ he could perform a third, which involved standing on one leg, police said.
- Garnett resisted arrest, police said, kicking the female officer who first confronted him. He was punched in the face twice by another officer and tasered twice before being subdued and brought to a hospital, where he continued his unruly behavior.
At one point he told a group of male nurses, “You must be a real Tommy tough nuts.”