Man charged after stopping busy Houston freeway to propose

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Man Charged After Shutting Down Interstate for Marriage Proposal

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston man risks a jail term after he stopped traffic on a busy freeway to propose marriage to his girlfriend.

Vidal Valladares was charged Tuesday with obstructing a roadway, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

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A video of the Sunday stunt posted online shows Valladares on one knee in the middle of Interstate 45, proposing to Michelle Wycoff amid a cacophony of angry shouts and truck and car horns. (She said yes.)

Valladares does not have a published telephone number and couldn't be reached for comment.

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