Man Charged With DUI Death Of 13-Year-Old Apologizes To The Teen’s Family

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(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.


  • 1midtownmike

    Balin… an igloo cooler and ice it down with bottled water…’re gonna sizzle like a strip of bacon where you’re going in the afterlife.

    Hell reserves the hottest spots for scum like you.

  • Joe Williams

    First it is horrible the teen was killed in the accident but .083 was legal not so long ago. I will guarantee Leslie Ballin will get this guy a walk. .004 over the limit wont hold up.

  • Deja Brew

    I know this guy and he’s honestly a good person so his apologies are sincere so he knows that he has to suffer consequences. Prayers for Hezekiah’s family.

  • Nonya Bidness

    He may be a good person but he intentionally took a life by getting behind the wheel after drinking. He must pay with his freedom, for a long time.

  • e.holmes

    This is a god fearing young man, who made a mistake that put him in a terrible situation. Life is full of wrong choices, some worse than others. Everyday for the rest of his life he will pay for making that wrong choice. There was no intent to harm anyone. He just made a wrong choice. Taking his freedom is not the answer. My prayers go out to the Moss and Johnson family.

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