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Man Speeding 102 MPH with Wife in Labor Fights Ticket

(AP Photo, file) MARTIN MEJIA

Speeding Dad Fights Ticket for Driving 102 Mph to Hospital with Wife In Labor
(AP Photo, file)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS/AP) A New Hampshire man who got a police escort and then a speeding ticket for driving more than 100 miles per hour when his wife was in labor is in court fighting that ticket.

John Coughlin of Londonderry says he's fighting the Sept. 18 ticket for going 102 mph in a 55 mph zone, because he fears he will lose his license if he pleads guilty.

Coughlin arrived at Manchester District Court Monday with his wife, Angela, and baby Kyle - 4 months old - asleep in a car seat. Coughlin agreed to pay a $50 fine for failing to appear in court last week.

He said his paperwork had a different date.

At the hospital after Kyle was born, the trooper congratulated him, then handed the new dad a ticket.

For now Coughlin can take his time - he's not due back in court on the matter until April.


  • Edecio Martinez

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