Thursday, January 6, 2011
A State Trooper In New Hampshire Escorted a Pregnant Couple Speeding To the Hospital . . . Then Gave Them a Ticket!
This is one of those times where a cop REALLY should've let someone slide with a warning. Back in September, Angela Coughlin of Londonderry, New Hampshire went into labor. Her husband John put her in the car and drove her to the hospital. He was speeding down an Interstate when a state trooper tried to pull him over. John called 911 to explain the situation . . . and after that, the state trooper switched gears and gave the Coughlins a police escort to the hospital. Their son Kyle was born healthy . . . SIX MINUTES after they got to the hospital. In other words . . . they NEEDED to go as fast as they were going, or he would've been born in the car. After the birth, the state trooper congratulated the Coughlins . . . and then presented John with a speeding ticket for doing 102 in a 55. John says, quote, "I didn't realize how fast I was going until he gave me the ticket. I don't want to plead guilty because they said I could lose my license." John is contesting the ticket. The trial starts Monday.