Rep. John Barrow's son arrested

Athens-Clarke police charged James Pentlarge Barrow, 18, with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding, all misdemeanors.

ATHENS, Ga. -- The teen son of U.S. Rep. John Barrow was arrested in Athens early Saturday.

Athens-Clarke police charged James Pentlarge Barrow, 18, with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding, all misdemeanors.

 According to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap website, Barrow was arrested at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. He was released to Athens Bonding at about 10:40 p.m. that day on a $2,000 bond.

 James Barrow lives in Athens. His father, a Democrat from Augusta, is divorced from his mother. An Athens native, John Barrow once served on the Athens-Clarke County Commission.

 Richard Carbo, a spokesman for John Barrow’s office in Washington, D.C., said there would be no statement from the congressional office.

 “This is an issue between Congressman Barrow and his family and we are respecting his privacy,” Carbo said in a brief phone interview.

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