Stunt or Stand? 101 Traffic Jam Band Members Arrested
Three members of an Orange County-based hip hop band were arrested yesterday following a publicity stunt that shut down the 101 Hollywood Freeway under the guise of raising awareness for homelessness.
Christopher Wright, Keith Yackey and David Paul Hale of The Imperial Stars were arrested yesterday following the stunt, which caused a traffic jam from Hollywood back into the San Fernando Valley, according to KTLA. The band had stopped their truck on the busy freeway and began to perform; the truck's driver fled the scene, taking the keys with him.
The men could be charged with obstructing traffic, however, perhaps the more powerful force they face is the public's outrage over their stunt, which affected thousands of drivers using the 101 for a mid-morning commute. But was it all for a good cause?