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Driver Taken Into Custody After Dancing On Vehicle Stopped on Highway 101

A man who allegedly was dancing on top of his vehicle on Wednesday while parked in a traffic lane on Highway 101 near the Santa Maria River Bridge was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation.

California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the incident, which initially was reported as a wrong-way driver just before 7 a.m. in a northbound lanes.

The man, whose name was not released, first was seen sitting on the vehicle, reportedly a black BMW, and later was dancing on top of it while commuters used other lanes. 

He was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation, CHP Officer David Medina said. 

Although the stretch of highway is busy with commuters, no accident occurred despite the vehicle being stopped in the fast lane. 

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