Normally when you see those flashing lights in your rear-view mirror, you look for the nearest safe place to pull over, perhaps curse a bit, and then wait for the police officer to deliver your fate. Dad Tyler Rathjen, however, wasn't about to follow that typical protocol last week, because it wasn't a typical day -- his wife Ashley was in labor.
According to KCRG, he was in a rush to get her to the hospital in Iowa City, and must have put the pedal to the metal a little too aggressively. So when police spotted the speeding vehicle, they attempted to get him to pull over. Tyler, however, had no intention of pulling over anywhere until he reached the hospital. So he just kept driving as police chased him.
He told KCRG he recalled thinking, "I should not stop, I'm not going to, I'm going to get to the hospital." But even with the speeding, they didn't make it.