Marriage Proposal on Highway Stops Traffic, Leads to Criminal Charges for Texas Man

Charges were filed after video of Vidal Valladares Navas' proposal was posted online


A Texas man who allegedly stopped traffic along one of the state’s busiest highways on Sunday so he could propose to his girlfriend is facing misdemeanor charges.

A Houston police spokesman confirms to PEOPLE that Vidal Valladares Navas’ romantic gesture shut down Interstate 45 for more than 30 seconds. Navas has been charged with obstructing a highway, the spokesman confirms.

Police have yet to arrest Navas and are still trying to track him down, the spokesman tells PEOPLE.

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Video of the traffic-stopping proposal was posted to Instagram but has since been removed.

An off-duty officer witnessed the proposal, and worked with Houston detectives to investigate the incident.

Navas’ lady love, Michelle Wycoff, allegedly accepted her longtime beau’s proposal but is not facing any criminal charges, the spokesman confirms.

If convicted, Navas could spend six months behind bars.

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