DUI suspect tased, arrested

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Wednesday after a Coweta County Sheriff 's Office deputy observed him recklessly driving in a Taco Bell drive-thru.

Around 11 p.m., a sheriff's deputy saw a motorist, later identified as Larry Duran Campbell, 49, hop the curb driving around the Taco Bell drive-thru at Thomas Crossroads, Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough said. The deputy followed Campbell west onto Highway 34 and turned on his lights to pull him over.

Campbell was not speeding, Yarbrough said, but he refused to pull over for the deputy and was swerving into the median of the road. The deputy called for backup, and the second deputy was able to force Campbell over near Glenda Trace.

When deputies Nathan Ross and Ty Thompson approached the vehicle, Campbell refused to removed his hands from the steering wheel or step out of the car. Ross eventually had to use his stun gun on Campbell in order to get him out of the car.

Campbell was charged with misdemeanors of driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and attempting to elude police officers, reckless driving and driving on a divided highway for swerving into the median.



More Local

Grantville’s mayor not seeking re-election

Jim Sells, mayor of Grantville, announced Thursday he will not be seeking re-election in November. In an interview with The Newnan Times-Her ... Read More


Cowetans fall victim to jury duty scam

Three Cowetans have become victims of a new scam in the county where they were made to believe they missed jury duty and were required to pa ... Read More


Tractor-trailer split by train

A tractor-trailer delivery truck was split in half by a train in downtown Grantville early Wednesday, with the driver and a passenger escapi ... Read More


Stabbing suspect, victim both land in jail

A woman suspected of stabbing her live-in boyfriend multiple times with a kitchen knife in June turned herself in to the Coweta County Jail ... Read More


Perdue, Wilson win runoff elections

Recount likely in Republican school superintendent race

t’s not over until it’s over. And the runoff election may not be over until a recount is held. The Republican runoff for state s ... Read More

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA (AP) — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat ... Read More