’90s sitcom actress arrested in drag racing sting by the Atlanta Police Department
ATLANTA, Ga. — Maia Chinassa Campbell, 43, was arrested on Moreland Avenue by Atlanta PD. The actress, known for her role in a sitcom entitled “The House” that ran from 1995-99 and co-starred LL Cool J, was charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway. She is just one of 44 individuals arrested for activities related to street racing. In addition, 29 vehicles were impounded, 114 citations were issued, and four firearms were recovered.
The arrests follow a strategy developed to track illegal street racing and reckless driving. Atlanta PD officers and investigators worked in cooperation with patrol officers, Auto Crimes Enforcement, APEX, Aviation, Motors and Intelligence, the Video Integration Center, and the Contingency Operations Division in an effort to address the growing problem of street racing.
“We pledged to deal with these speeders and reckless drivers who have shown a complete disregard for the safety of others with these dangerous antics,” said Chief Erika Shields. “This weekend, with the help of our law enforcement partners, we made inroads. We will continue to impound, arrest and seek costly fines for those individuals who choose Atlanta for this senseless behavior.”
Further assistance was provided by the Georgia State Patrol, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections. “We could not have done this without the assistance of these agencies, and our ability to work together toward our common goal to stop these behaviors on local streets and highways,” said Deputy Chief Terrell Griffin, commander of the Contingency Operations Division. “It truly was a team effort.” A Facebook posting states that the Department is planning to continue operations intended to result in ending the illegal activities cited.
Arrests and citations included laying drag, speeding, reckless driving, DUI, public intoxication, possession of marijuana, and even possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The felon possessing the firearm was charged accordingly.