Drug-free Basil Eleby moves into new apartment

- He went from arson suspect to getting his own apartment. Basil Eleby said he's changing his life.

Eleby found himself in the middle of a national story last year when a portion of the Interstate 85 overpass collapsed and caught fire.

Police charged the drug addict with arson, but Eleby always maintained did not set the fire.

Wednesday, the 41-year-old moved into his own apartment in East Point.

Eleby said he has been clean for eight and a half months and cannot envision ever going back to drugs and alcohol.

A judge agreed to transfer Eleby's charge to Accountability Court, where the felony will be dropped if he successfully completes an 18-month diversion program.

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