Iowa City Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby After Pulling Over Speeding Vehicle

IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS St. Louis/AP) — An Iowa City police officer pulled over a speeding SUV – then helped the driver and his passenger deliver a baby.

When Officer Kevin Wolfe stopped the vehicle Sunday night, the driver jumped out and yelled, “Sir, we’re delivering a baby right here, right now!”

Wolfe tells KCRG-TV that by the time he reached the passenger door of the SUV, the baby’s head and arms were already out.

“I had every expectation that when they said they were having a baby they meant there was a baby on the way,” Wolfe, who has been with the Iowa City police force for more than six years, told KCRG.

He assisted in the final stages of the delivery and wrapped the child in a blanket before escorting the family to a hospital.

The episode was captured by Wolfe’s dashboard camera.

Police spokeswoman Vicki Lalla says Wolfe didn’t issue a speeding ticket and so did not take down the parents’ names.

According to KCRG, the mother and newborn were discharged from the hospital and believed to be in good health.

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