Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

Published On: Jul 22 2014 08:41:23 AM EDT

Newfields, N.H. -

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 told WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1sJFYK0) she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. She said s their mother and several of the ducklings were hit by a car. The mother died.
    
The 33-year-old Bibeau called 911, got out of her car and captured the two surviving ducklings.
    
A state trooper issued Bibeau a ticket for stopping in the median. Police say median stops are for emergencies, and they didn't consider this to be one.
    
Officials said the ducklings were taken to a wildlife rescue in Maine, where one of them died.

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