Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Police officer: Nail in head no excuse

for speeding to hospital and wearing no seatbelt. This follows two more recent reports where a pregnant woman in labor was stopped as she tried to drive to the hospital and another woman was stopped as she rushed to the hospital to be with her father who was having a heart attack. What the heck is going on?

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"We showed him the nail sticking out of my forehead but he didn't care at all,"  Docherty told A-Channel news yesterday.

The officer stopped the two for driving 92 km/h in a 50 km/h zone and for not wearing a seatbelt. They explained why they were in a rush but the "first-aid emergency" didn't seem to concern the officer.

"He was dead set on getting some tickets," said Docherty.

The police officer followed the two to the hospital and once there issued a seatbelt ticket.