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Man Taking Wife To Hospital For Birth Fights Ticket

A man in Massachusetts is appealing a $100 ticket he got for driving to a hospital in the breakdown lane of a gridlocked Boston highway while his wife was in labor.

The Boston Globe reports that a state trooper pulled over John Davis and his wife Jennifer for using the breakdown lane on November 18.

The Dracut man says his wife's contractions were three minutes apart.

The couple says the trooper made them wait five to 10 minutes while he wrote a ticket for another car on Route 2, asked to see Jennifer's belly to prove her pregnancy, then issued them a ticket.

The couple made it to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Their daughter was born five hours later. State police say no discipline is likely for the trooper.


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