N.H. Trooper Gives Dad-To-Be 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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