(Memphis) Quincy Johnson stood silently beside his attorney, Leslie Ballin, Thursday morning, as he awaited a court hearing on Vehicular Homicide and DUI.
We’ve learned Johnson has been talking to the family of Hezekiah Moss, the teen who died when Johnson allegedly drove head-on into the car in which Moss was riding.
“He is so sorry and has reached out to the Moss family and conveyed his condolences. He is good young man in a terrible, terrible situation,” Ballin said.
Johnson told deputies he had a large vodka at the A-Game Restaurant and Bar before the wreck and blacked out.
The driver of the other car at Hacks Cross and Meadow Vale around 1 a.m. Sunday said Johnson came at him head on with no lights.
Johnson’s breathalyzer registered .083, over the legal limit.
“He’s a young man who is in a situation that no one wants to be in and he is very remorseful for what has happened,” said Ballin.
Hezekiah’s family says they’ve been told to expect a letter from Quincy Johnson.
Right now, they are focusing on celebrating Hezekiah’s life, raising awareness about DUI, and getting justice.
“If a person drivers drunk one time, he more than likely will do it again,” said Hezekiah’s uncle Pastor Linwood Dillard, as he spoke at a news conference on Monday.
“He recognizes there has been a lost of life and he is charged with it and he is going to act appropriately and do what is appropriate under the circumstances,” said Ballin.
Visitation for 13-year-old Hezekiah Moss is Friday, December 20, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Citadel of Deliverance Church of God and Christ at 7749 Shelby Drive.
The funeral is at noon Saturday at Greater Community Temple at 5151 Winchester Road.
Quincy Johnson heads back to court Friday morning.