Last Wednesday, Lowndes County emergency responders rushed to Gunshoot Road at the Yellow Creek Bridge after 911 received a report of a possibly deceased person near the roadway. The first deputies on scene found three white males near a Ford Escort that was parked near the creek. David McCool lay on the ground near the car, Michael Hunt sat unconscious in the passenger seat and a confused Thomas Rhodes stood nearby.
A quick inspection revealed that McCool was not dead, only very heavily intoxicated. The three men had been passing the afternoon by having a few drinks. After McCool, Hunt and Rhodes were checked out by medical responders, they were immediately placed under arrest for Public Drunkeness.
All three arrestees were so intoxicated, that they had a difficult time being led to nearby patrol cars. McCool lost his footing numerous times, nearly taking Deputy Will Spann to the ground with him. Hunt, in a similar cond