Stopped for DUI wearing Ga. sheriff's pants

Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 7:03 AM
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The job of a Cherokee County schools spokesman is in question after he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence -- while wearing the sheriff's pants.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on its Web site that Mike McGowan, spokesman for Cherokee County schools north of metro Atlanta, was arrested in December.

Michael Joseph McGowan, 40, was pulled over just before midnight on Dec. 17 after concerned callers alerted police that a gray Mazda truck almost hit a car and was driving on the wrong side of the road on Reinhardt College Parkway.

Police pulled over McGowan, who is the public information officer for Cherokee County schools. According to the incident report, McGowan told the officer he was coming from Sheriff Roger Garrison's house and that he was wearing the sheriff's pants. Police found six Michelob Ultra bottle caps in the front pants pocket and two empty bottles of the beer on the truck's floorboard.

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tuffenuf4u
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tuffenuf4u 01/07/11 - 08:43 am
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This could get real

This could get real interesting!

bettyboop
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bettyboop 01/07/11 - 09:03 am
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OH I can't wait to hear this

OH I can't wait to hear this one!!!

DontTazeMeBro
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DontTazeMeBro 01/07/11 - 09:14 am
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don't arrest the man....

don't arrest the man.... arrest the pants!

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turncoat 01/07/11 - 09:47 am
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Ohhh. This is interesting

Ohhh. This is interesting ALREADY!!!
Wait. Is it true that BARNEY FRANK has a vacation home near there?
and where was Barney on the night in question?

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Riverman1 01/07/11 - 10:23 am
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Yeah, there is some story

Yeah, there is some story behind this. Heh, heh, heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/07/11 - 10:31 am
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Yeh.... but what underwear

Yeh.... but what underwear did he have on??

Jane18
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Jane18 01/07/11 - 10:35 am
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Please tell me Barney Frank

Please tell me Barney Frank does NOT have property in Georgia. I'm getting nauseous already! Yep, this is an interesting story............

Taylor B
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Taylor B 01/07/11 - 11:21 am
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This isn't the first time

This isn't the first time this guy has gotten into trouble, and id put good money on him being released from his job.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/07/11 - 11:26 am
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Question not answered by

Question not answered by article: If he was wearing the sheriff's pants, where were HIS pants??

belle
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belle 01/07/11 - 12:37 pm
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Was he really wearing the
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Was he really wearing the sheriff's pants or just trying to explain away the 6 beer caps?

dani
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dani 01/07/11 - 01:40 pm
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Would a person really put

Would a person really put beer caps in his (or whoever's) pants pockets, where are the empties?
Why would you do that? Souvenir of a good time maybe?

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FallingLeaves 01/07/11 - 03:53 pm
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I don't know, I read the full

I don't know, I read the full article and it made sense to me. He told a caller checking this out that the officer misunderstood what he said, he had been at a friend's house, not the sheriff's house the night before and explained about the sheriff's pants, and the sheriff was in agreement with the loaning a pair of pants story part, just not in agreement with what the other officer had mistakenly reported, that he had been at the sheriff's the night before. Now the question is, what friend's house and/or does it matter? Probably not to the general public. I think the media is just having fun with the fact that he was wearing the sheriff's pants.

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