Actress in 1990s TV sitcom among arrests in crackdown on Atlanta street racing

Maia Chinassa Campbell

An actress known for her role in a 1990s television sitcom was among the 44 people arrested in a crackdown on street racing, according to Atlanta police.

Maia Chinassa Campbell, 43, was arrested Saturday and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, police records show. She was arrested on Moreland Avenue, according to police.

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Campbell played Tiffany Warren on the show “In the House,” which starred LL Cool J and Alfonso Ribeiro and aired from 1995 to 1999. But in recent years, Campbell has made headlines for her battles with substance abuse and bipolar disorder. In 2012, she discussed her life in a series on the OWN channel called  “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”

Details about Campbell’s involvement in the street-racing bust were not released.

The weekend crackdown was the latest targeting street racers in metro Atlanta, where races have become spectator events and created a buzz on social media. With many streets emptier due to the coronavirus pandemic, the daredevils have more opportunities, according to police.

“This isn’t new,” Carlos Campos, spokesman for Atlanta police, said Monday afternoon. “But what the pandemic did was create a perfect storm where you have young people who are bored; their usual outlets — shopping, hanging out in a park — those were all eliminated by the stay-at-home orders.”

Police also issued 114 citations and had 29 cars impounded. Other agencies, including the Georgia State Patrol, assisted with the crackdown.

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