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Congressman's son arrested again

James Barrow, 18, faces charges in Athens

Friday, March 22, 2013 5:45 PM
Last updated 10:05 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke police arrested 18-year-old James P. Barrow, the son of U.S. Rep. John Barrow, for underage drinking Thursday after he caused a disturbance in his mother’s veterinary clinic.

Police were called about 1 p.m. after the teen entered the business on South Lumpkin Street and caused a disturbance due to this intoxication, according to the report. An officer went into Barrow’s nearby apartment and said he found numerous beer cans, which Barrow admitted drinking. Barrow was charged with underage possession.

This is the third arrest for the teen on alcohol-related charges.

In January, he was arrested on charges of DUI, speeding and simple possession of marijuana.

On Tuesday, he was also arrested by Athens-Clarke police on a charge of underage possession of alcohol and released from jail on a $500 bond.

However, after Thursday’s arrest he was released on a $3,000 bond and required to wear an ankle monitor.

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.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/22/13 - 06:14 pm
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My thoughts are with the

My thoughts are with the Barrow family. Good luck. Keep in mind, letting him spend time in jail is not a bad thing.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 03/22/13 - 06:16 pm
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I wonder
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if there will be any "influence peddling"?

happychimer
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happychimer 03/22/13 - 07:20 pm
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I don't always blame parents

I don't always blame parents for their kids turning out bad. This young man is an adult now.you can have 4 kids and 1 turn out bad.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 03/22/13 - 08:01 pm
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"Bad?" Bad behavior: yes.
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"Bad?" Bad behavior: yes. Bad issues with drugs/alcohol: maybe. I think I would refrain from the "bad" label to characterize an 18 year-old kid/adult based on a newspaper article.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/22/13 - 08:49 pm
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Sympathy to family

I don't like John Barrow as a politician but my heart goes out to this family. There is only so much parents can do. Hope they all find a good resolution for the son's problems.

avidreader
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avidreader 03/23/13 - 05:46 am
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Kids -- What a Pain!

The best parents on the planet sometimes experience the woes of teen angst. There is something driving this kid to self destruction; the parents will just have to figure it out.

My wife and I shared in the stupid antics of teen boys, but they're both alright now! We love our parents, we hate our parents, we become our parents.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/25/13 - 02:16 pm
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hey john why not let him sit
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hey john why not let him sit in jail for a while...give him something to think about...oh but nooooooo i guess you'll get him out and "sternly talk to him while vigourously giving your sone a "finger wagging" he'll never forget.....

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