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    Default speeding driver ignores officers sirens on way to hospital with pregnant wife

    the police are getting flak for putting out stop sticks and then ordering them out of the car at gunpoint but the guy was going 85 in a 55 and not pulling over....what were they supposed to do?

    By CHRIS SPARGO FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 10:10 EST, 15 October 2014



    Police force pregnant woman to the ground at gunpoint for speeding - even though she was in LABOR and on the way to the hospital
    Rachel Kohnen, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, and her husband Ben were speeding to the hospital Tuesday morning as she was in labor
    Fearing she might give birth in the car, Rachel told her husband to keep driving after an officer turned on the sirens and started following them
    Police eventually threw down tire spikes, and forced the couple to the ground, holding them at gunpoint, before realizing their medical emergency
    Shortly after, Rachel gave birth to her fourth child, a daughter named Hazel, who weighed in at 10 pounds


    A pregnant woman in Iowa had a particularly difficult labor this week when she was held at gunpoint on her way to the hospital.
    Rachel Kohnen and her husband Ben were going 30 miles over the speed limit on Tuesday morning in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as Rachel was in labor and felt that if the two did not get to the hospital soon she was going to give birth in a car.
    Around that time, a police officer turned on his sirens to pull the couple over, but they kept going


    'He starts following me and he turns on his lights an my wife says we canít pull over. The baby is coming now,' Ben, who was driving, told NBC 13.

    Said Rachel, 'I did tell him not to stop.'
    She then added, 'I think I was screaming, "Oh dear God, we canít have the baby in the car.Ē'
    The couple called 911 to notify them of the situation, but it was too late.
    Police had set up a stop and thrown down tire spikes, so the couple's tires were blown out, and that was when things got really rough on Rachel.
    Police ordered her to the ground and even held her at gunpoint, before they finally realized she had a baby on the way.


    And what a baby it was, as after the couple was driven to the hospital Rachel gave birth to her fourth child, Hazel, who weighed a whoping 10 pounds.
    And while the Kohnens seem to be taking this terrifying incident in stride, and mom and baby are both doing well, charges may still be brought against the two.
    Manson Police Chief Tom Ritts said that while no charges have been filed yet, itís up to County Attorney to decide if that remains the case.
    Here's hoping these two get a break

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    stop your car. tell the cops. they'll get you to the hospital far quicker than you ever would alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    stop your car. tell the cops. they'll get you to the hospital far quicker than you ever would alone.
    Seems so obvious, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    stop your car. tell the cops. they'll get you to the hospital far quicker than you ever would alone.
    Haha. You try rationalizing with a woman in active labor.

    Given the alternative, prison probably seemed like a good idea to this guy.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

 

 

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