On New Year’s Day, Tiffani Von Glahn of St. George, South Carolina, went into labor three weeks early. She told the baby’s father get in the car and step on it.
The pair sped to Charleston, South Carolina, so that baby Anastasia could be delivered at the Medical University of South Carolina. The baby’s father, Carl Alewine, was driving over 90 miles per hour, and this caught the eye of a cop. The patrol officer’s lights began flashing, signaling for the couple to pull over.
“He [Alewine] was going about 90-95 and a police officer came up behind us to pull us over. And he was like, ‘Do you want me to stop?’ And I was like, ‘No don’t you stop’, because I felt her coming,” Von Glahn told WCBD.
"I was told she was a high-risk pregnancy and the way she was sitting at the time, she would've gotten stuck and I would've had to have a C-section," Von Glahn told KGW, "So I was thinking there was no way I could have her naturally."
A dramatic car chase ensued. Police began blocking off exits and other patrol cars joined in, attempting to stop Von Glahn and Alewine. The police were successful at stopping the couple, and their car was stopped in the middle of the interstate of Charleston. Alewine was arrested.
According to NBC, police said a lot of men pretend that their wife is going into labor, as an excuse to speed. That was not the case with Alewine. Baby Anastasia was born on the interstate with the aid of the police.
Alewine described the bizarre, yet celebratory, scene, “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.”
The infant is reportedly healthy, despite being born early.