A deputy stopped a 2011 Toyota Camry near Old Swimming Pool Road in Jefferson after he observed it speeding over 100 miles an hour on Hwy. 129.
When asked where he was going, the driver, DeMarquez Lamar Moody, told the deputy that he was on his way to pick up his girlfriend at Bed Bath and Beyond. Moody did not deny that he was speeding.
The deputy asked for backup and Moody was instructed to step out of the car so that the deputy could speak with him. Moody got out of the vehicle and staggered as he did it, the report states. He was unsteady on his feet and swayed as he walked to the rear of the car.
The deputy detected an odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from Moody that intensified as he spoke. The deputy asked him if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages, to which he said that he had not. After he placed him under arrest, the deputy explained five different times to Moody why he had arrested him and told him he was going to jail.
On the way to the jail, Moody reportedly asked the deputy multiple questions about how long he had been on the force and thanked him for pulling him over. He said “Thank you for pulling me over. You saved my life. I could have killed someone while I was driving like that,” the report states.
The report indicates Moody was charges with speeding, driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving.