Gastonia Man Walks Into Oncoming Traffic After Being Pulled Over On I-85

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This morning police shut down I-85 south in Gastonia for over an hour after a man walked into oncoming traffic.

The incident began around 11:30am near exit 23 when a highway patrol officer pulled over a man in a red pickup truck for tailgating the car in front of him.

According to a statement from the NC Highway Patrol, the man exited his pickup truck, put his hands in his pockets, and proceeded to walk into oncoming traffic.

More officers soon arrived and shut down all southbound lanes on I-85. The man was then taken into custody and all lanes were eventually reopened.

According to the highway patrol, the man was taken to CaroMont Regional for a full psychological evaluation.

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