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Mother given probation for reckless driving
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A lead-footed mother has been given probation for a wreck that left both her and her 3-month-old daughter injured when she left the road and hit a tree while speeding.The mother, Carly Blankenship, 24, entered guilty pleas to charges of reckless endangerment with a vehicle and was granted an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley. She will also be required to perform 24 hours public service work, pay $50 plus costs and attend safe driving school. Charges of felony assault and reckless driving were dismissed as part of her plea bargain.According to Highway Patrolman Gary Myers, the wreck happened as Blankenship was traveling north on Crisp Springs Road and lost control while traveling at high speeds.