Cop Pulls Couple Over for Speeding, Helps Them Create Pregnancy Announcement
The officer said he hopes the video teaches people a lesson.
A New Jersey State Trooper recently pulled over a couple for speeding, but when they told him they were excited to tell their parents they were pregnant, the cop helped them design an epic announcement.
Charles Olsen, 26, who has been a trooper for just over a year, saw the couple speeding on a highway earlier this week and pulled them over.
“I was patrolling in my patrol area and saw a car going a little quick. So, I pulled over behind them, put my overhead lights on, they pulled over for me right away,” he told InsideEdition.com.
After he asked for the typical license and registration, Olsen asked where they were going and the husband, who was driving, said they were on their way to tell his parents they were going to have a child.
"I asked him about his driver history and everything like that, [and he] told me his driving record was clear. So I went back to my car, thought about it for a second and decided that I might as well give them this warning, a little surprise to tell his family and that was really it,” Olsen recalled.
"So I decided in that instance with the speed that they were going with his driver history and everything like that that it was completely fine to give him the warning."
When he went back to the car to issue the warning, he told the couple that when they see the father-to-be’s parents, they can say they were pulled over for "failure to use a car seat for a child under eight years," setting up the announcement that they're pregnant.
In dashcam video of the incident, the relieved couple is heard laughing at the joke and went on their way with the warning.
“They were laughing, I think they were a little confused at first, but once they got it, they started to laugh and they were grateful,” Olsen said.
The officer said that he hopes everyone watches the video and "sees that we’re all human and just because we’re stopping you doesn’t mean we want to ruin your day, it’s always a teachable experience."
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