NBC News reports on a new dad in New Hampshire who was popped for speeding after he drove his laboring wife to the hospital -- going 102 mph in a 55-mph zone.
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When he saw the trooper trying to pull him over, the expectant father called 911 on his cell phone to explain the situation. His wife was yelling at him to keep going, the baby was coming. So dad kept going until he reached the hospital. The state trooper helped his wife out of the car, congratulated dad after the baby was born -- then handed him the ticket.
This is one of those situations where everyone seems a little right, and a little wrong. Dad shouldn't have been going 102 mph, and on his cell phone no less -- that's got to be more dangerous than giving birth on the side of the road, right? But with his laboring wife telling him to hurry up and get her to the hospital, who can blame him for putting the pedal to the metal? Maybe they should just pay the fine and be happy they have a beautiful, healthy son. On the other hand, maybe the trooper should be a little more understanding.
What do you think? You be the judge. Should speed-racer dad get a ticket for rushing his wife to the hospital?