Caltrans Sign Along I-80 Hacked To Read ‘Trump Has Herpes’

DAVIS (CBS13) – Drivers had to do a double-take after seeing a hacked sign along Interstate 80 late Wednesday night.

The first reports of the sign started popping up on Twitter just before 11 p.m. It read “TRUMP HAS HERPES.”

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Many drivers on the way home saw this sign Wednesday night. (Credit: Janet Thompson)

The sign, which is along eastbound I-80 near the UC Davis exit, has since been fixed.

It wouldn’t be the first time in recent memory that a local freeway sign was hacked. In July, a Caltrans sign in Napa had “caution, asian drivers” inputted by a hacker. Back in May 2016, a sign in Dixon was hacked to read “Free Hookers Ahead.”

A Caltrans spokesperson says the sign was put out as part of the Pioneer Bridge Project. The sign doesn’t appear to have been broken into; Caltrans is investigating how the sign was changed.

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