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.