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Arrested for Walking on the Wrong Side of the Street

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SHERMAN, TX --  A man is arrested and taken to jail for walking on the wrong side of the street." Deeda Payton spoke to police about the incident.

Police say the man was walking on a busy stretch of highway, in the dark, on the wrong side of the road, not facing traffic. Details they say they just couldn't take lightly.

According to police, 60-year-old John Claude Micheletti was first given a warning by an officer and was arrested after another officer spotted him in the middle of the road. Micheletti told police he was hitch-hiking.

Police say Micheletti was first spotted around 8:30 last night in the 300 block of F.M. 1417 walking on the wrong side of the highway in an area that has no sidewalk trying to hitch a ride back to Colbert to a nursing home where he lives. The officer escorted him to the correct side of the road and warned him to be careful. Half an hour later, an off-duty officer saw him in the middle of the highway where a car swerved to miss him. Police say they did try to contact family members to pick up Micheletti, but all declined. That's when they arrested him.

Micheletti has been released from the Grayson County Jail. Sargeant Dawsey says the crime is a class c misdemeanor so he could have up to a five-hundred dollar fine.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.