A Woman Gives Birth On The Way To The Hospital — At A DUI Checkpoint!

Mon, May 2, 2011 3:12pm EDT by Add first Comment

She couldn’t wait for the ambulance to come, so several officers helped her deliver!

A Connecticut woman is thrilled she gave birth this weekend, but surprised she delivered at a local DUI checkpoint!

Trevor and Bethel Hairston of Plainville were racing to the hospital May 1 when they came upon the checkpoint and determined Bethel was too close to birth to keep going.

“We went through that checkpoint. I kind of did a California roll,” Trevor told NBC. “I didn’t really stop, but I just rolled the window down and said. ‘My wife’s in labor, we’re going!'”

Officers on the scene called for an ambulance, but after they learned it would take 10 minutes to arrive, they knew action was necessary and delivered the child in the front seat of the car.

“They came over and said the baby’s crowning. The baby’s here,” Bethel said.

And with that, 5 pound, 7 ounce Christian Hairston was born. The family went to the hospital soon after to be examined, where both mother and child got a clean bill of health.

The upside? Christian will have a great story to tell!

“I said to Trevor, ‘What happens when they ask what hospital you were born in. What’s he going to say, my mom’s car?'” Bethel said.

What an adorable story — we’re so glad the police were around to help!

— William Earl

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