A concerned citizen assisted in the arrest of a Conyers man accused of driving under the influence and nearly hitting two pedestrians in the Hobby Lobby parking lot last week.
An off-duty Conyers police officer reportedly observed two pedestrians scramble to avoid being hit by a red Ford Ranger driving through the parking lanes of the shopping center around 4 p.m. last Tuesday.
According to the arrest report, the officer approached Denny Lynn Moon, 55, of Conyers, and allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the truck. The officer reported Moon was unsteady when asked to exit the vehicle but ran from the scene on foot, through the Taco Bell parking lot and across Hwy 138.
A customer who had witnessed the incident then followed Moon in his vehicle and physically restrained him near Pep Boys behind Bank of America. Moon was arrested and charged with DUI, obstruction of law enforcement, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. He was also charged with open container after the officer allegedly found a 12-ounce bottle of vodka under Moon's driver's seat.