Gregg Jarrett had just been released from rehab before his attest for refusing to cooperate with police at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Jarrett had also taken a potent cocktail of prescription drugs with vodka.
The Fox News anchor admitted to police that he had started drinking at 9am that morning before the troubled 59-year-old journalist was taken into custody at 12.39pm at the Northern Lights Grill in the airport’s main terminal.
Once in jail, Jarrett, who was carrying papers indicating that he had just been released from rehab, launched into a furious and confrontational tirade at police, repeatedly screaming, “f*** you,” before officers physically restrained and cuffed him.
He remained in Hennepin County Jail until around 1:30 a.m. Thursday and was released on $300 bond.
Officers arrived at the bar after a bartender called about Jarrett, who appeared to be extremely drunk.
Jarrett had only been served one drink and was making another customer feel uncomfortable, admitting to them that he had taken medication before his flight.
The Fox News anchor appeared mentally agitated and had trouble replying to any questions asked of him with more than one word answers.
He repeatedly denied any request from officers to see his ID and was clearly swaying wildly while seated at the bar - using his arm to grab the bar to keep from falling off his stool.
Described as being in a “fog,” Jarrett’s unwillingness to cooperate led officers to taken him into custody because “he would be unable to properly care for himself.”
At this point, Jarrett was not handcuffed and while he was walked to the patrol car, he was overhead mumbling “sorry” over and over.
Admitting he had been drinking since the morning, officers searched his bag and found three pills identified as Gabapentin - which is used to treat seizures and bi-polar disorder.
Jarrett did not have any prescriptions for the drugs on him and evidence was found that revealed he had just been released from rehab.
However, once in custody, Jarrett’s mood turned ugly and when he was being evaluated by medical staff he began to scream, “This is your fault” at the arresting officer.
“His body became rigid and he leaned forward like he was going to jump up on his feet or launch himself off of the bench,” said arresting officer, Mark Dorsey. “He yelled, ‘f*** you!’ and at this point, police felt that Jarrett was a danger to himself and others and went to cuff him.”
Records show he’s due in court on June 6.