This is one of those crazy, “what are you thinking?”, moments.
According to CNN, a pregnant woman and her husband were rushing to the hospital in the breakdown lane of a Massachusetts highway.
Jennifer Davis said her contractions were about three minutes apart and rush-hour traffic was stuck on Route 2 near Alewife Station.
A police officer felt no sympathy for the couple and instead of helping them he slapped them with a $100 traffic ticket .According to the Davises, Mr. Davis drove in the breakdown lane and stopped to ask a trooper whether they could take the lane to the next exit. He not only refused, but made them wait on the roadside while he finished writing someone else’s ticket. He then returned to their car and told them they would be getting a citation.
The couple does not intend to file a complaint against the trooper who issued it.
“I think that we’ve complained and they heard it,” Jennifer Davis, the new mother, said.
David Procopio, State Police spokesman, said the trooper was not expected to be disciplined because he was making a judgment call in enforcing the law that prohibits driving in the breakdown lanes on Route 2; breakdown lanes are open to traffic only on some highways during rush hour.
Five hours after the Route 2 incident, the couple’s daughter was born at the hospital.
All I can say is, what goes around comes around……