Police: Girl, 6, at Hotel With Falling Drunk Man

The man who was so intoxicated he couldn't speak was arrested.

John Fredrick Foubert, 56, was arrested and charged with public drunk and reckless conduct. Credit: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
John Fredrick Foubert, 56, was arrested and charged with public drunk and reckless conduct. Credit: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
A man with his 6-year-old daughter was so drunk at a Cartersville motel he couldn't stand or speak, according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, above.

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Microtel personnel at 1348 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville called 911 Wednesday about 11:20 a.m. to report one of their patrons was "outside his room in a heavy state of intoxication" with a small child, the report says.

A hotel employee told police John Fredrick Foubert, 56, could not stand on his own power and was falling. With the help of workers, Foubert was placed inside his room and the child was taken to the front office.

When police arrived, he was asleep on the bed with his legs hanging from the side of it, according to an officer, who tried to wake Foubert. He mumbled, but "could not get a sentence straight," and could not stand without assistance, according to the officer.

Police contacted the child's mother, who said she had left Foubert and the child just prior to 9 a.m., and he was "fine," adding she would not have left their child with him if he had been in such a condition.

The child was returned to the mother and Foubert was arrested and jailed on charges of public drunk and reckless conduct.

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HometownGirl January 12, 2014 at 04:30 PM
I have a hard time believing the mother had no clue the father was drunk or at least drinking heavily before she left. Sounds like the child should be in protective custody until the parents can BOTH straighten themselves out! Poor little girl...
Elizabeth Elizabeth January 12, 2014 at 09:19 PM
I hope CPS will follow up on this child and we will not be reading her obituary because she fell through the cracks. Why this man was at a hotel with his young child might suggest visitation or custody since the mother wasn't there. The mothers remarks are troubling and defensive at best. At worst, this child needs some intervention. Something tells me there is a lot more than meets the eye.


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