NAPLES, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) — A Collier County Sheriff deputy pulled over a car Tuesday for speeding and ended up delivering a couple’s baby.
Deputy Robert Pounds pulled over a car going 63 in a 45 mile-per-hour zone. The driver immediately explained the reason for his urgency, telling the deputy his wife was in labor.
Pounds grabbed his gloves and a blanked from his car and within moments of walking to the passenger side door he heard a baby crying.
The woman delivered a healthy baby girl. A short time later, an ambulance arrived to take the mother and baby to the hospital.
Pounds said delivering a baby during a traffic stop is a first in his 26-year career.
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