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: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
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: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
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: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)