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April 8th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

• TROOPER: WOMAN HIT 123 MPH WITH KIDS IN BACKSEAT: 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.

 

• POLICE: MAN CALLS 911 AFTER INJURY DURING BREAK-IN: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Louisville, Ky., say a man called 911 after falling from a ladder and breaking his leg in the middle of a home break-in.

According to an arrest warrant, emergency workers found 34-year-old Kenneth Dewhawn Splunge inside a house.

Louisville police in the warrant say Splunge last week climbed a fence and onto a roof before trying to get inside a home by kicking out a skylight. Police say Splunge dropped the ladder through the opening, but fell and broke his leg while climbing down.

Splunge was taken to a hospital. He was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary at the hospital two days later.

He was being held in jail a $2,500 cash bond.

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