Tappan Zee Bridge dangler Michael Davitt released from jail

The man who was arrested for dangling off the Tappan Zee Bridge is a free man again. Michael Davitt spent six months in the Westchester

Michael Davitt spent six months in the Westchester County Jail for using a rope ladder to climb down 75 feet below the center span for four hours.

Michael Davitt spent six months in the Westchester County Jail for using a rope ladder to climb down 75 feet below the center span for four hours. (2/5/14)

RYE - The man who was arrested for dangling off the Tappan Zee Bridge is a free man again.

Michael Davitt spent six months in the Westchester County Jail for using a rope ladder to climb down 75 feet below the center span for four hours.

The bridge dangling incident was the culmination of a two-year battle Davitt had with Rockland County.

He says his protest was about exposing corruption he saw in the county government.

"I don't regret it, and the reason I don't regret it is the fact is I still have my arms and legs and wits about me," he says.  "In some ways, it’s a badge of honor."

While his days of splashy protests may be over, Davitt says he will never stop fighting the Rockland County government for the justice he says he never got.

For extended interview with Davitt, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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