Police searched his truck on a Thursday.
Police wrote in the warrant that they found Allsup “intoxicated by consumption of alcohol and medication” and that he “stated that he drove to KSU after drinking 3 to 5 beers.”
Allsup said that’s a misunderstanding.
The professor said that even though he doesn’t remember giving police consent to search his car — “I was essentially blacked out” — he remembers thinking the officers were asking how many beers he regularly had, not how many beers he’d had that night like the officers reported.
He said the combination of medication made him seem drunk. “I could not articulate anything really well because I was out of it.”
As for how the medication mix-up happened in the first place, “I think I just grabbed the wrong medication out of my bottle ... I don’t keep every prescription bottle with me, I just take what I need for the day and go.”
He said he took the pills before his 8 p.m. managerial accounting course.
“Normally I take Xanax, something, to calm my nerves before I go speak in front of a class,” he said.
Allsup said Thursday, a week after his arrest, that he plans on resigning until the investigation is over so another professor can teach his class.
“There’s no point in me taking away from the student experience because I have an ongoing investigation,” he said.
Allsup was booked into Cobb County jail about 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. Jail records show he bonded out about 2:30 a.m. the next morning for $11,220.
His next court date was not listed in the magistrate court’s online database.
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