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

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GASTONIA, N.C. -

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.

Information from: The Gaston Gazette, http://www.gastongazette.com

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