90s sitcom star Maia Campbell has been arrested in a crackdown on street racing by Atlanta Police, reports confirm.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) report that the 43-year-old was arrested and charged Saturday with being a pedestrian in a roadway. Details of her involvement in the street race have not been released.
Campbell is best known for playing Tiffany Warren in the hit show In the House alongside LL Cool J and Alfonso Ribeiro from 1995-1999.
Police have been targeting street races since they became popular on emptier streets due to the coronavirus. The races are said to have become spectator events filmed for social media.
More recently, Campbell has stepped away from her acting work as she’s struggled with battles of substance abuse and has been open about living with bipolar disorder.
The troubled star discussed her rollercoaster life in the 2012 series Iyanla: Fix My Life on the Own Network.
Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos told AJC: ‘This isn’t new. 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.’
In addition to Campbell’s arrest, police issued 114 citations and had 29 cars impounded.
Georgia State Patrol are said to have assisted with the crackdown as well as other agencies.
Campbell – who also made appearances on Beverly Hills 90210, Moesha, Sister, Sister, and 1993 movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson – has been reluctant to get help in the past.
In 2017, a video emerged of the actress asking for crack went viral which prompted former co-star LL Cool J to try and help her.
Don’t call me. I’ll call you,’ she replied to the the star. LL Cool J replied later: You can’t help someone who doesn’t want your help,.’