Woman Helps Ducklings, Gets Traffic Ticket

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A woman trying to help some baby ducklings is now in trouble with the law.

Hallie Bibeau said she was driving in Newfields, New Hampshire last week when she narrowly missed hitting the stranded ducklings.

Bibeau said, “I could hear them peeping, and I looked over the right hand side of the road, and I saw that their mom had been hit and was dead on the side, so I couldn’t just continue on.”

When she looked on the side of the road, Bibeau says the mother duck had been hit and was dead.

She called 911.

When a state trooper arrived, she gave Bibeau a $100 ticket for stopping in the median, which is a prohibited area.

The officer said, “Stopping for an injured duck or ducklings is not what we would consider to be an emergency.”

Bibeau said she will contest the ticket, but even if she has to pay, she would do it all over again.

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  • Jay Dubya

    She’s right and the Police are right. Couldn’t the Police have used better discretion though? Aren’t Police human also? They could have let her go with a warning. I guess them N.H. Police are thirsty for that $$$$ money like other Municipality’s. Sheesh! I would have done the exact same thing even if it was a dangerous Highway. We need more people like Hallie Bibeau in this world.

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