Puerto Ricans honour Paul Walker; cause chaos in island capital
This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, right, in a scene from 'Fast & Furious 6.' (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Giles Keyte)
Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:53AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:15PM EST
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico police have issued more than 100 tickets to drivers who organized a caravan to honour "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and created massive traffic jams across the island's capital.
Walker had travelled to Puerto Rico in mid-2010 to film the movie's fifth installment in San Juan and nearby areas.
Police traffic co-ordinator Jorge Hernandez told reporters Wednesday that officers issued at least 72 speeding tickets and detained six people suspected of drunk driving.
He said drivers late Tuesday closed down a tunnel in San Juan and a bridge near Puerto Rico's main international airport. He said two main highways also became heavily congested.
Walker died Saturday in Los Angeles after a car he was in crashed and exploded in flames.