The Blog

Congressman's Son Arrested for Drugs, DUI

10:57 AM, Jan 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

The son of Congressman John Barrow, James Pentlarge Barrow, was arrested on drug and DUI charges on Saturday morning, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. James Barrow is 18 years old.

"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," reports the Banner-Herald.

"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."

The congressman's office isn't commenting. "This is an issue between Congressman Barrow and his family and we are respecting his privacy," his office tells the Athens paper.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 19 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers