South Carolina resident Carl Alewine certainly had an eventful New Year's Eve! After Alewine's partner, Tiffani Vohn Glahn, went into labor three weeks early, he helped her into the car and sped to the hospital — unknowingly starting what became a headline-making car chase. Luckily, it all ended well when a police officer helped Vohn Glahn deliver her beautiful baby girl on a South Carolina interstate at exactly 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018.
Alewine, 27, was desperate to get to the hospital and claimed he was driving at almost 90 mph before the couple was stopped by police.
"When the one cop hit his lights behind us, I thought, 'I could stop, but my wife is screaming that the baby is almost here,'" Alewine told the EveningStandard. "Our doctors told us that she would not be able to have a natural birth because of her size and weight, and how our daughter was positioned. So I just kept going."
And keep going he did, until a band of 20 police cars were trailing behind them in a dramatic high-speed chase fit for a Hollywood movie.
“I look back and there’s like 20 police cars, and they had the exits blocked off and everything," Vohn Glahn told News 2 . "Eventually it got to where they had to box us in to stop us.”
Luckily, once the police realized what was happening, the situation changed dramatically. After officers finally stopped the car, they handcuffed Alewine — and then immediately took to caring for Vohn Glahn, who was in active labor and about to deliver her baby right then and there.
“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,” said Vohn Glahn.
Seconds later, Alewine's daughter was born — on the hood of the car Alewine had been driving.
“I’m sitting there, watching her [being] 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 said.
Wow — that's quite a way to start the New Year! More great news: Even though the couple had been concerned about complications with the pregnancy, both mom and the baby are doing just fine. What a sweet — and kind of scary — way to be brought into the world. We're so glad this tale has a happy ending, and send our best wishes to the family.