One New Year’s Day baby was born amid chaos after her father reportedly sped down an interstate and evaded police.
Little Anastasia’s mother told WCBD that the baby came three weeks early, leading her father to floor it from their home in St. George to a hospital in downtown Charleston, where they planned to deliver the baby.
“He was going about 90-95 [mph] 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,” the newborn’s mother, Tiffani Von Glahn, recalled.
Worried about complications, the father, Carl Alewine, decided not to slow down so he could get his wife and Anastasia to the hospital.
“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 said. “So I was thinking there was no way I could have her naturally.”
It wasn’t long after that police called 20 cars for back up. Anastasia’s mother said that officers blocked off all exits and stopped them on 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,” she recalled.
Meanwhile, Von Gahn, with the help of police, managed to give birth to her baby girl in the middle of I-26. The parents said that police–once they realized what was going on–handled the situation perfectly.
Alewine told WCBD, “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.”
Despite having a high-risk pregnancy, the station reported that the 6-pound baby was born healthy.
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