Drunk man, missing pants, arrested
by Wes Mayer
A man was arrested early Sunday when Newnan Police found him sitting in his vehicle in a motel parking lot drunk and not wearing pants.
Around 12:40 a.m., Officer Sharwynne Rhein responded to the Stay Lodge Inn on Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard to check on a man possibly exposing himself to residents. The caller identified the suspect as a white male in a red sports utility vehicle, and Rhein approached a vehicle matching the description at the motel.
According Rhein's report, the suspect, identified as Steven Roy Stewart, 59, of Newnan, had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and was indeed naked from the waist down. Rhein also saw a half-empty bottle of rum on the floorboard and two cups containing alcohol in the center console, and Stewart was asked to step out of the car for a breathalyzer test.
When Stewart exited the car, a bloody comb fell from his genital area, Rhein reported. His speech was also slurred, his eyes were red and glassy and he was standing unsteadily. After Stewart took the alcohol breath test, he was charged for the open containers and placed in the back seat of Rhein's patrol car.
Rhein then spoke to the victim who had notified police of Stewart. According to Rhein's report, the victim said Stewart knocked on her door, and she answered to find him asking to come in but not wearing any pants. When the victim refused him, he tried to push his way in, but the victim managed to close the door.
The victim told Rhein she then called 911. The victim also said she witnessed Stewart return to his vehicle and begin to perform sexual actions to himself.
According to the report, when Stewart arrived at the Coweta County jail, he registered a .202 breath alcohol concentration. Stewart was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, open container, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. It was also discovered his vehicle's registration was canceled, and he was additionally charged for operating a vehicle without registration/ valid tag.