Rachel Kohnen was in labor and on her way to the hospital on Tuesday morning. She felt that she was going to give birth in the car if the she did not get to the hospital soon, so her husband Ben was going 30 miles over the speed limit in Fort Dodge, Iowa. However, a police officer turned on his car’s sirens to pull them over for speeding, but they just kept going. Ben told NBC 13 what happened:
He starts following me and he turns on his lights and my wife says we can’t pull over. The baby is coming now.
I did tell him not to stop. I think I was screaming, “Oh dear God, we can’t have the baby in the car”.
The couple dialed 911 to explain the situation, but by now it was too late. Police threw down tire spikes, so the Kohnen’s tires were blown out and that was when things got tough on Rachel. Police ordered the woman to the ground and held her at gunpoint, before they finally realized that she was in labor. Fortunately, after the couple was taken to the hospital, Rachel gave birth to her fourth child, Hazel, who is healthy and weighed 10 pounds. Manson Police Chief Tom Ritts said that no charges have been filed as of yet, but it will be the County Attorney who will decide whether that remains the case. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Rachel Kohnen (in bed) was held at gunpoint after her husband Ben (right) was speeding to get her to the hospital while in labor.
2. Even after a police officer turned on thir sirens to pull the copuple over, Rachel told her husband to keep going so she wouldn’t give birth in the car.
3. Rachel ultimately gave birth to her fourth child Hazel (above) who weight in a 10 pounds.
4. The couple claims to have called 911 to tell them about the situation, but it did not help.
5. There is now still a chance the couple will be charged for speeding and not stopping, and they will definitely need new tires.
6. The two were going 85 mph in a 555 mph zone, being stopped on Iowa Highway 7.
And here is the video:
Source: NBC 13.
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