Cop Ends High-Speed Pursuit by Delivering Baby

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When we hear "100 mph" and "Sheriff's Deputy" in the same story we tend to expect it to finish with some sort of horrific wreck or jail, so we were a bit shocked when we found this story of a car chase that resulted in a little girl named Claire Jeon. It all started when Davis County Deputy Cory Cox clocked a Mazda MPV doing 95 mph on Utah Highway 89. By the time he caught up with the van it had gotten as high as 105 mph and Yeojn Hong, the soon-to-be-mother, was about to get new baby smell all over the interior.

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So he did what any well-trained first-responder would do in the situation: he slapped on some rubber gloves and delivered the baby. Said the proud mother, "He was just boom, boom boom... honestly, I think that's a blessing form the Lord." No word on whether or not he gave the couple a ticket. [SLC Trib]

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First kid was born at 10:45p, and we had been at the Maternity Center since 1:30p.

Second kid was born at 8:02a (different day, different year) and we had been there since 7:55a. Wife woke me up at 7:30.

On the way, we had to stop for gas.

"Don't get much!"

Getting off the Interstate - which she didn't want me to take! - she started to put her feet on the dash as we went over the bumpy exit. There was shouting.

Not that the new-baby-smell would have hurt the resale value of a clapped-out Excel.