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      Mother stopped driving 127-mph with kids in car

      Cheryl Gilson faces multiple charges, including endangering the welfare of a child

      A mother has been accused of driving more than 120 miles-an-hour with her two young children in the car.

      State troopers in Portland, Maine said they clocked the woman going up to 127 miles per hour around 2 p.m. Sunday. They said they followed 25-year-old Cheryl Gilson for several miles at a high rate of speed before finally pulling her over.

      Maine State Trooper Roger Teachout said he followed the vehicle as it wove in and out of traffic, believing it would crash at any moment. Gilson finally noticed the trooper's flashing lights and stopped. When he approached the vehicle, that's when he saw two young children in the back seat, neither of them in a child safety seat. "I was absolutely shocked," said Trooper Teachout.

      Gilson's children, ages 3 and 5, were inside the vehicle during the high-speed joyride, but were not hurt.

      Trooper Roger Teachout says "The vehicle started to weave in and out of traffic. It was following too close." He thought any second, that car could crash. Finally, after ten miles, the driver saw the trooper's lights, got of at the Westbrook exit, and stopped. That's when Trooper Teachout says he saw two young children in the back seat. Neither one was in a child safety seat. Trooper Roger Teachout says "I was absolutely shocked."Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/maine-woman-accused-driving-127-mph-kids-car-10288.shtml Trooper Roger Teachout says "The vehicle started to weave in and out of traffic. It was following too close." He thought any second, that car could crash. Finally, after ten miles, the driver saw the trooper's lights, got of at the Westbrook exit, and stopped. That's when Trooper Teachout says he saw two young children in the back seat. Neither one was in a child safety seat. Trooper Roger Teachout says "I was absolutely shocked."Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/maine-woman-accused-driving-127-mph-kids-car-10288.shtml Trooper Roger Teachout says "The vehicle started to weave in and out of traffic. It was following too close." He thought any second, that car could crash. Finally, after ten miles, the driver saw the trooper's lights, got of at the Westbrook exit, and stopped. That's when Trooper Teachout says he saw two young children in the back seat. Neither one was in a child safety seat. Trooper Roger Teachout says "I was absolutely shocked."Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/maine-woman-accused-driving-127-mph-kids-car-10288.shtml

      Gilson faces multiple charges, including endangering the welfare of a child. She is free on $250 bail.