Police say pedestrian removed from I-65 told them he was trying to walk to White House

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54-year-old Bobby Turner was charged with traffic controlled access use by a non-motor vehicle after he removed from I-65 North twice, he told officers he was attempting to walk to White House.

On November 22nd, Tennessee Department of Transportation personnel contacted Metro Nashville police about a man walking down Interstate 65 North near mile marker 9.5. They also said that East Precinct officers had just transported the male off of the interstate and gave him a warning. Police made contact with the man on the right shoulder at mile marker 9.25.

Bobby Turner (MNPD)
Bobby Turner (MNPD)

The man was identified to be Bobby Turner and he told officers he was attempting to walk to White House. Officers believed he had a mental health condition, due to his nonsensical speech and circular reasoning. He admitted officers did take him off the roadway previously but that he “needed” to get to White House. Police determined Bobby was in an unsafe area of the highway and likely to continue the offense, so he was taken into custody.

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Bobby Turner was arrested and charged with traffic controlled access use by a non-motor vehicle. The charges were dropped on November 24th.



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