JONESBORO, Ga. -- Jonesboro City Councilman Joe Compton was arrested Wednesday evening fordriving under the influence.

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Jonesboro Police responded to a hit-and-run on Arnold Place, near Compton's home, at around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials said Compton lost control of his truck, drove off the road, regained control and then hit a mailbox. After the accident, Comptonreportedlydrove down the street and parked his car.

Compton was arrested and charged with DUI,leaving the scene of an accident and improper lane change.