FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — The driver accused of hitting and killing a Fayette County teen has been charged with DUI, and Channel 2 Action News has learned this wasn’t the first time the driver has been charged with the offense.
Deputies said Robert Lee Stevenson, 60, from Senoia, was driving north on Brechin Drive Thursday night when he crossed lanes and hit Russell Logan, who was walking in a nearby sidewalk.
Logan was taken to Piedmont Fayetteville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Stevenson has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
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Logan was a 10th grader at Starr’s Mill, where he played football and basketball.
His family said he was killed around 10 p.m. while walking home from watching a lacrosse game.
Classmates brought flowers and other items Friday, and built a memorial in the spot where Logan was hit.
“He was on the sidewalk. He got hit from the sidewalk,” Russell’s mom Khadene Logan said.
Police said he was just a few houses down from his home when he was hit.
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“Seeing it from here five houses down makes me a little sad, but I know he’s OK,” Khadene Logan said. “We just need people to think about other people in the world.”
His mom said his faith was a huge part of his life.
“Russell understood the power of God, and he wasn’t worried about anything,” she said.
Kensley Peterson said Russell was the kind of person who went out of his way to make others feel accepted and loved
“He strived for excellence in every aspect of his life, not only in sports and school, but also in his relationship with Christ and leading others to a relationship with Christ, and that was really impactful in my life, she said.
Channel 2′s Matt Johnson dug into Stevenson’s past and learned this was not his first arrest for driving under the influence in Fayette County.
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Jail records show a DUI arrest in August 2008 and January 2017. He pled guilty to misdemeanor offenses each time.
It’s unclear if he served any jail time.
At a prayer vigil Friday night, friends honored Logan.
“He had my back, and he knew that Christ had my back and he instilled that in me,” a female friend said, who did not identify herself.
“Get a designated driver or don’t drive. I mean, there’s no point in taking the risk,” another friend said.
A Fayette County Public School spokesperson said they had crisis counselors at the school Friday.
Stevenson remains at the Fayette County Jail.
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