Man Who Shut Down Traffic After Climbing Interstate Sign To Serve 20 Days In Jail

Photos of William Waters after he climbed up onto a sign over I-65 in Nashville, Tennessee. (WKRN -iReport2-Scott Farrell)
Photos of William Waters after he climbed up onto a sign over I-65 in Nashville, Tennessee. (WKRN -iReport2-Scott Farrell)

Nashville, TN (WKRN) – The man who climbed onto a sign over Interstate 65 in Nashville last week, shutting the road down for hours, will serve jail time.

A judge sentenced William Walters to serve a total of 20 days in jail. Waters, 46, has already served five of those days.

A judge sentenced William Walters to a total of 20 days in jail. (Photo: WKRN)
A judge sentenced William Walters to a total of 20 days in jail. (Photo: WKRN)

Walters was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a roadway after he climbed up onto the sign near Rosa L. Parks Blvd. last Tuesday

A negotiator eventually talked him down and he was transported to a local hospital for a mental observation. He was not physically injured.

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