WEIRD NEWS
07/20/2011 04:07 pm ET | Updated Sep 19, 2011

Woman Fakes Being In Labor To Escape Speeding Ticket In New Zealand

It sounds like a scene in a movie, but a pregnant woman in New Zealand lied to police that she was about to give birth to get out of a speeding ticket.

Police were getting ready to lay spikes in the road to stop a Honda Civic speeding at more than 90 mph on a highway near Tauranga on Monday morning, according to the New Zealand Herald,

When the man driving eventually pulled over, he told police his friend was about to bring a new life into the world. She played the part, sitting with her feet spread apart on the dashboard, while the allegedly expectant father rode in the backseat, the Herald reported.

The police called for an ambulance and cordoned off the road as the paramedics arrived. Police later called the hospital to check in the patient, but discovered that that the pregnant woman discharged herself as soon as she arrived, reported the Oatgo Times Daily.

"I think she's tried using her pregnancy to put a smokescreen to give some justification for the driver's action. It's not just a waste of our time but a waste of the time of St John ambulance staff helping people who really need their help," Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Holmes told the paper.

Cops later busted the 23-year-old driver for dangerous driving.

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