Dad-to-be given speeding ticket after police escort

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 8:57 am    

A New Hampshire Dad has gained national attention for his fight against a speeding ticket issued to him after police escorted him and his wife to the hospital for his son’s birth.

In September, John Coughlin’s wife went into labor in their car.  Coughlin began speeding to get his wife to the hospital in time for a safe delivery.  A state trooper clocked Coughlin traveling at 102 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone and attempted to pull him over.  Coughlin then called 911 to describe his situation and the trooper escorted him to the hospital.

Six minutes after arriving at the hospital Coughlin’s baby boy was born.  Soon after, the trooper congratulated the new dad and gave him a speeding ticket.  Coughlin insists that he was not driving recklessly and did not put any other drivers at risk, but was simply trying to make sure his wife and son were safe.

Contact the Champaign speeding violation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, if you or someone you know has been charged with speeding in Champaign and needs legal representation to fight these charges.