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.

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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.

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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.

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