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.

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