Stopped for DUI wearing Ga. sheriff's pants

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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