MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A deputy in Naples, Florida, pulled over a car for speeding and ended up delivering a baby instead of writing a ticket.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page that Deputy Robert Pounds helped deliver the baby girl on the side of a Naples road early Tuesday morning.READ MORE: ‘I Have Goose Bumps’: Zoo Miami's Ron Magil On 'Rita' Laying 2nd Egg On Live Bald Eagle Cam
Authorities say Pounds spotted a car doing 63 mph (101 kph) in a 45 mph (72 kph) zone and initiated a traffic stop. He approached the car, and the driver told him that his wife was in labor. As the baby’s head crowned, Pounds called for an ambulance and grabbed a blanket from his patrol vehicle.READ MORE: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
The ambulance arrived minutes after the birth, and rescue workers cut the umbilical cord. The mother and newborn appeared to be in good health and were taken to a nearby hospital.MORE NEWS: Kyle Lowry Scores 19 Points, Heat Beat Bulls 107-104
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