Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett arrested at MSP; was allegedly drunk, belligerent [MUGSHOT]

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Jarrett's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett said he'd been drinking vodka since 9 a.m. day of MSP arrest

Longtime Fox News TV anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested yesterday afternoon at MSP Airport for allegedly obstructing the legal process/interfering with a peace officer.

Just before 2 p.m., police responding to a report of a drunken man found Jarrett, drunk, at the Northern Lights Grill in Terminal One. He refused to obey orders and was arrested, MSP spokesman Patrick Hogan tells us.

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Hennepin County Jail records indicate Jarrett, 59, was released from custody early this morning after posting $300 bail. He's due back in court on June 6. The offense he's accused of is a misdemeanor.

Jarrett's arrest came just nine days after Fox News announced he "requested time off for personal reasons and Fox obliged." Jarrett has been with Fox News since 2002. He previously worked for MSNBC and was a San Francisco-area defense attorney for a number of years before that.

Jarrett has mostly kept a low profile at Fox, but raised eyebrows last summer when he said George Zimmerman "has already been punished" for the killing of Trayvon Martin because he "looks like he's put on a hundred pounds."

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Jarrett on the air.

"He does look like a different guy," Jarrett said during Fox News's coverage of jury selection for the Zimmerman trial. "It looks like he's put on a hundred pounds. Look, he has been in hiding and he fears for his life, and there have been all kinds of death threats. And, you know, he can't go anywhere, can't get out and get exercise."

Jarrett isn't the first prominent conservative to be arrested in MSP in recent years, of course. In 2007, Idaho Republican U.S. Senator Larry Craig was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in a men's bathroom with his infamous wide stance and foot tap.

:::: UPDATE ::::

Our old pal Jason DeRusha brought to our attention this clip of Jarrett slurring and struggling through a Fox News broadcast last month:



That might help explain why Jarrett recently requested time off for personal reasons.

:::: UPDATE II ::::

Fox News released a statement about Jarrett's arrest this morning. Here it is (via the Washington Post):
We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor. He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date for which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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Clint Thayer
Clint Thayer

Justin Sloan thought it may have been Scotty the body

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

That's why people should just smoke weed! Booze you lose. Dope there's hope....

David Vanfoote
David Vanfoote

let's protest this by getting drunk this weekend. That'll show you liberals!

Rick White
Rick White

People make mistakes, unless he's a politician don't put them on blast.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

"He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date for which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.".......................Really?  Just before 2 p.m., police responding to a report of a drunken man found Jarrett, drunk, at the Northern Lights Grill in Terminal One...................He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time..................Really?  

Jean Claude Cau
Jean Claude Cau

Dave Moore could drink him under the table. God Bless him....

Judy Hagedorn Wasilkus
Judy Hagedorn Wasilkus

As Don Henley might have it, "Give me dirty laundry." Must be a bad day for "real news."

Trevor Rohwer
Trevor Rohwer

Who hasnt been belligerent?? That will be half the USA this weekend for memorial weekend lol take chill pill people.

Noel Barrick
Noel Barrick

Local Fox and Fox News channel are very different. Family Guy airs on the local Fox channel. It would never be allowed on Fox News channel (if Fox News channel aired cartoons and not 24 hr news).

tfangel
tfangel

I have to know, did he say "Do you know who i am?!"?

Nick Vikstrom
Nick Vikstrom

That'll be me in 3 weeks before my flight to vegas.

Holly Kay
Holly Kay

Reports are he took a leave of absence from Fox. I'm guessing he was on his way to rehab. You people can be so cruel. Obviously he has a problem.

Mariano Garcia
Mariano Garcia

Can't wait to hear how the liberal agenda made him do it...

Jason Boyd
Jason Boyd

Aaron Gabriel Taylor, who isn't drunk at an airport before 2pm? Lol!!!

Dustin Pettee
Dustin Pettee

Hes a guy that works for Fox News, this is like the 3rd Ancor this has happened too

David Hlavac
David Hlavac

Wait, where is "Terminal One?" Is that Humphrey or Lindbergh? I'm confused.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Seems like he needs to cork it. In more ways than one.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

With one hand tied behind his back.

Onan
Onan

Have you actually watched Fox News? They ARE airing cartoons...

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

I wonder if he gets hazard pay as  part of his pay package. 2:00 in the afternoon and this guy is hammered? WOW/

Onan
Onan

Terminal one - Lindbergh
Terminal two - Humphrey

jpinmn
jpinmn

they were renamed like 5 years ago.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

He is one of the less crazy fox critters.

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