A 25-year-old Houston man who was charged with a misdemeanor after stopping traffic on a downtown freeway to propose to his girlfriend has been given a year of probation and apologized for his actions.
Vidal Valladares got down on one knee to propose in the middle of Interstate 45 near downtown Houston in December.
A video posted on Instagram shows his friends standing in front of traffic to clear the way. Horns could be heard blaring at the couple in the video.
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Valladares was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a roadway, but in a plea deal Thursday he was given deferred adjudication. That means the charge will be dismissed if he completes 32 hours of community service, isn't charged with a crime for a year and apologizes publicly.
He immediately apologized in front of reporters.