N.H. Trooper Gives  Dad-To-Be Speeding Ticket

John Coughlin's wife was about to have a baby. So he drove his wife toward a Manchester, N.H., hospital at 102 mph. Soon a state trooper was chasing them. The baby was born six minutes after they arrived at the hospital. The trooper congratulated Coughlin, then gave him a speeding ticket.

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John Coughlin's wife was having a baby, which was coming too fast. So Coughlin drove his wife toward a Manchester, New Hampshire, hospital at 102 miles per hour. Soon a state trooper was chasing them, so the Coughlins called 9-1-1. They got a message back to the trooper, who then escorted them to the hospital. The baby was born six minutes after arrival. The trooper congratulated Coughlin, then gave him a speeding ticket.

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