Man charged with DUI after plowing into Lumpkin County restaurant

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Deputies in Lumpkin County have charged the driver of a vehicle which slammed into a restaurant Monday afternoon.

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Steve Russell Moss, 28, of Woodstock, was charged with DUI and reckless driving after deputies said he lost control of his work truck along Morrison Moore Parkway, hitting several vehicles before jumping the curb and slamming into the Moe's near the corner of Alice Lane.

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Monday. Deputies said five people, including Moss and a couple of people inside the restaurant, were rushed to two separate hospitals for treatment.

Doctors from a nearby practice heard the commotion and immediately came to the aid of those injured.

“We started the triage and sort of picked which car looked the worst and went straight towards that. I think Amy went straight down to the vehicle here that hit Moe's and started to help with that. And Dr. Hamilton, one of our physicians, went to the car the farthest up the road. And I went to the one that landed in the parking lot and gave just started aid to individuals one at a time,” said Dr. Mark Moers, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group.


SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene around 3:45 p.m. and found heavy damage to the exterior of the Moe's and Morrison Moore Parkway still shut down between Alice Lane and South Chestatee Street.

The names and conditions of the people involved have not yet been released.

Deputies said Moss was still in the hospital as of Monday evening, but will be booked into jail immediately following his release.