Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

Ducklings not an emergency, cops say

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 23, 2014 9:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. She says their mother and several of the ducklings were hit by a car, and the mother died. Bibeau called 911, got out of her car, and captured the two surviving ducklings, but a state trooper issued her a ticket for stopping in the median. Police say median stops are for emergencies, and they didn't consider this to be one. Officials say the ducklings were taken to a wildlife rescue in Maine.

A duck with its ducklings crosses a footpath in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, central Germany, Wednesday July 2, 2014.
A duck with its ducklings crosses a footpath in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, central Germany, Wednesday July 2, 2014.   (AP Photo/dpa,: Frank Rumpenhorst)
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