After High-Speed New Year’s Eve Chase, South Carolina Police Deliver Baby in the Middle of the Interstate
2018 has already gotten off to an exciting start for this young couple!
Even though she lives three hours away in St. George, Tiffani Von Glahn was determined to deliver her daughter Anastasia at MUSC in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
So when Von Glahn, who was told by doctors that her pregnancy was high risk, went into labor on New Years Eve—three weeks ahead of schedule—she and her partner, Carl Alewine, knew they needed to put the pedal to the metal. With Von Glahn screaming beside him in the passenger seat, Alewine began to speed down I-26.
"He was going about 90-95 and a police officer came up behind us to pull us over," Von Glahn told WISH TV. "And he was like, ‘Do you want me to stop?' And I was like, ‘No don't you stop', because I felt her coming."
Because they refused to pull over, local police became suspicious and dubbed it a car chase.
"I look back and there's like 20 police cars, and they had the exits blocked off and everything," Von Glahn recalled to the local news station. "Eventually it got to where they had to box us in to stop us."
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The couple eventually came to a stop at the Cosgrove Avenue exit in the middle of the interstate. "They ended up putting him in handcuffs, just for safety reasons, because they were saying there are people out there that will fake having a pregnant wife," Von Glahn noted.
But Anastasia couldn't wait. With the help of police she was born right there in the middle of 1-26, on the hood of the couple's car.
"I'm sitting there, watching her born on the hood of the car, fireworks going off in the background because it's New Year's, and then they let me out of handcuffs, and the cops started clapping and congratulating us," Alewine told WISH TV.
Despite the concern of Von Glahn's doctors, Anastasia was born happy and healthy at 6 pounds 2 ounces. The couple told WISH TV that the first hour of 2018 had enough excitement to last the rest of the year.
You can say that again!