SHARPSVILLE – A Mercer High School assistant football coach faces charges after his arrest for public drunkenness Friday at the game with Sharpsville.
Keith DeGraaf was "weaving and stumbling from side to side" when police saw him near the concession stand, Sharpsville police Chief Keith Falasco said Tuesday, adding that DeGraaf admitted he had been drinking alcohol.
The 54-year-old teacher, who formerly was Mercer's wrestling coach, was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct and released to the custody of a family member, Falasco said. Both charges are summary offenses subject to a fine.
Mercer Area School District Superintendent William Gathers said Tuesday he had not seen the police report and that he had no comment on the arrest.