White River Junction man charged for allegedly fighting with Lebanon police officers after crash
Police say his breath sample was over twice the limit
LEBANON, NH - Despite having been tased, a White River Junction man was allegedly able to briefly fight his way free from police custody and run from the scene of an accident early Tuesday morning in West Lebanon.
Brodie Jarrett, 22, is due to be arraigned on misdemeanor charges of aggravated drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Lebanon Police said the DWI was "enhanced" to aggravated status because Jarrett's breath sample allegedly showed that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving in New Hampshire.
The incidents began around 1 a.m. when Lebanon Police Officer Emily Winslow spotted Jarrett walking away from a car that appeared to have just crashed into a snowbank alongside Plainfield Road.
Rather than stopping and talking with Officer Winslow, police said Jarrett struck her and then attempted to flee. Winslow quickly caught up to Jarrett and a struggle ensued as other officers were arriving to assist.
Police said they used a Taser to try and subdue Jarrett but it was not effective and "he continued to resist and assault the officers while fleeing on foot again."
Officers gave chase and caught Jarrett further down the road where they were able to take him into custody and eventually transport him to the Grafton County Jail.
Brodie Jarrett, 22, of White River Junction, Vermont is facing several misdemeanor charges in New Hampshire
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