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North Carolina trooper delivers baby during traffic stop

Posted at 9:27 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 07:44:05-05

RALEIGH, N.C.-- A traffic stop in North Carolina turned into a surprise over Thanksgiving weekend.

With a dash camera rolling, Sgt. Brian Maynard pulled over a speeding van in Wake County Saturday.

There the state highway patrol trooper was confronted by a frantic Jimmy Baker and his pregnant wife Laura who was deep in labor.

Maynard called an ambulance, grabbed gloves and a blanket and then went to the car to help.

"When I stopped my car, he got out and he said his wife was in labor. And he was trying to get to the hospital and I said. 'Right now?' And he's like, 'Yeah, right now,'" Maynard said.

"He looked at me. He was like, 'We might have to help deliver this baby,'" said Jimmy Baker.

His wife added: "I was telling him the baby was in my pants and that they needed to help me. I was like, 'I need some help! My water broke and she's in my pants!'"

EMS made it in enough time to deliver the couple's baby girl.

Their newly-arrived baby named, Halyn, was taken to the hospital with her mom and dad.