- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man who wouldn’t pull over for police while racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital has been charged with speeding.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/1uzgQll ) that 41-year-old Ben Kohnen also is charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Last Tuesday Kohnen refused to halt for pursuing officers as he sped from his home in Pomeroy toward a hospital in Fort Dodge so his wife, Rachel, could safely deliver their fourth child. Officers eventually deployed stop sticks that punctured one of his vehicle’s tires, so Kohnen stopped.

When officers realized Rachel Kohnen was in labor, they took her to the hospital while her husband stayed to talk to other officers. Tiny Hazel Kohnen was born about an hour later, after her dad arrived.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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