2 in NC accused of drag racing; 1 had child in car

2 in NC accused of drag racing; 1 had child in car

Jeremy Huffman, Tricia Walker

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 11:17 PM

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and woman from Gaston County are accused of stopping traffic on Interstate 85 so they could drag race, one of them with a young child in the car.
 
Gastonia police charged 25-year-old Jeremy Shane Huffman of Bessemer City with speeding while going more than 15 mph over the speed limit or in excess of 80 mph, participating in a prearranged speed competition, reckless driving and child abuse.
 
Police also said 26-year-old Tricia Marie Walker of Gastonia faces speeding and speed competition charges.
 
The N.C. Highway Patrol said Huffman and Walker stopped traffic on I-85 Saturday night and impeded traffic by driving at a slow speed. They then raced to an exit off the interstate.
 
The patrol said there was a 4-year-old boy in Huffman's car.

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