Police won’t let this great dad just be a great dad!
David Weber and his wife Genevieve one day last March were on their way home from a day of shopping when she began to have contractions. Genevieve was 38 weeks pregnant and the couple knew, because of complications she incurred while giving birth to their first child, they had very little time to get her to the hospital for a Caesarean section.
In what is described as an adrenaline-filled panic, Mr. Weber mashed the gas pedal of his Honda Civic, and began speeding towards the hospital on “lightly trafficked roads,” the newspaper reported, at more than 105 MPH.
Unfortunately, the couple flew right by a police officer.
The couple’s first reaction was that of relief, thinking the officer would hear their situation and offer them an escort to the hospital. Forget it.
“[The officer] said, ‘If you go to [the hospital], I don’t want to see you guys speeding,’” David told the Winnipeg Free Press. “I was half-crying… I said, ‘We don’t have time for a lecture.’ (I was) trying to save my wife and baby’s life.”
After a 15-minute delay, the Weber’s were back on the road, but with a baby-gift of a $1,000 speeding ticket, and time running out.
Mr. Weber knew the delay had made it even more imperative that they get to the hospital, so he again mashed the gas pedal. But 30 minutes later, incredibly, the couple was stopped by another police officer who had actually been alerted by the first that the Webers might be speeding again in the direction of the hospital.
The second officer also ignored the situation, started another lecture on speeding, and called an ambulance instead of allowing Mr. Weber to continue to the hospital, or escorting him there. Genevieve suffered through yet another 15 minute delay in pain and agony as they waited for the ambulance to arrive.
Fortunately, the Weber’s baby was born healthy at the hospital, but it was a dangerously close call. According to the couple’s doctor, Genevieve’s uterus was very nearly ruptured.
Mr. Weber decided to fight the ticket with the support of the doctor that delivered the couple’s baby. But in spite of the doctor’s testimony that speeding was absolutely necessary to save Mrs. Weber and her baby, the police refused to drop the ticket. They did, however, reduce the fine to $400.
On top of that, they gave old buddy a suspended license! These cops have no mercy whatsoever. That’s horrible. Luckily for them, the wife delivered her child without a hitch. Congratulations!