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East and westbound traffic on Interstate 80 near Gothenburg was held up for 45 minutes Tuesday afternoon because of a low-speed pursuit.

A Nebraska State Patrol trooper saw a Chevrolet Suburban traveling east on the interstate at 30 mph near mile marker 190 at about 3 p.m. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, and while it stopped momentarily, it then took off at 30 to 35 mph.

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Troopers ultimately deployed spike strips and brought the vehicle to a stop with a tactical intervention in the median near Gothenburg near mile marker 207. 

They believe the driver was experiencing a mental episode and placed the driver in emergency protective custody.

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