- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2020

HARTFORD, Ky. (AP) - Sixchildren not wearing seat belts were reportedly riding in an SUV driven by their babysitter, who police in Kentucky said was speeding and driving under the influence.

Krislon Talbott, 18, was pulled over Wednesday on I-165 in Ohio County after Kentucky State Police clocked her driving 97 mph (156 kph) in a 70 mph (113 kph) zone, news outlets reported.

A “strong odor of marijuana” was coming from the car and Talbott appeared intoxicated, according to troopers. She was given a field sobriety test, which police said she failed.

Three children were found unrestrained in the back seat, and during the course of the traffic stop, another three were found sleeping in the rear cargo space of the SUV.

Social services took possession of the children, who were all younger than five, police said.



Two other women, Peyton Coomes, 19, and Allison Frazier, 20, were also in the vehicle. The pair and Talbott were reportedly jointly babysitting the children.

All three women were arrested and booked into jail in Hartford. It was unclear whether they had attorneys who could comment on their behalf.

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