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No Time for Speeding Ticket: Iowa police officer helps deliver baby instead of traffic fine

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An Iowa City police officer pulled over a speeding SUV - then helped the driver and his passenger deliver a baby.
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(CBS/AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa - And baby makes four...that is, if you include the Iowa City police officer who pulled over a speeding SUV, and then helped the driver and his passenger deliver the kid.

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 Cedar Rapids TV station KCRG that by the time he reached the passenger door of the SUV, the baby's head and arms were already out. 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.

A police spokesperson said the officer didn't take down the names of the happy couple because he didn't ticket the driver.