Man who climbed sign in Nashville will serve 20 days in jail

Interstate 65 in Nashville was shut down Jan. 5, 2016 after a man climbed a street sign.
(Photo courtesy of Sean Farrell & Sean Knisely)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (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.

Interstate 65 in Nashville was shut down Jan. 5, 2016 after a man climbed a street sign.
(Photo courtesy of Sean Farrell & Sean Knisely)

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

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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