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Trooper: Maine Woman Hit 123 MPH with Kids in Backseat

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SACO, Maine (AP) — Police say a woman was arrested for driving at 123 mph on the Maine Turnpike with her two children in the backseat.

Troopers say 24-year-old Cheryl Gilson, of Cornish, was charged Sunday with criminal speed, driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of her children, ages 3 and 5. She was released on $250 cash bail.

A trooper in Saco clocked the Hyundai Sonata she was driving at 123 mph, almost double the 65 mph speed limit.

Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland says it took the trooper at least 10 miles to run down the car because it was going so fast. Three men also were in the car, but they weren’t charged.

It’s unclear if Gilson has an attorney. A telephone listing for her could not be found.


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