Darius Hinkle was rushing to get to the hospital. He ended up being arrested. He was speeding and driving without a valid driver's license. But he did it all because his 1-year-old daughter was choking on a penny.
Hinkle said that by the time he arrived at Touchette Regional Hospital, more than a handful of police officers from different agencies were behind him. The child's mother Donecia Pittman, said officers instructed them to exit the vehicle and put their hands up. He got out and was yelling to the police that his baby was choking and shortly after Hinkle was taken into custody.
Their daughter was treated and released so Pittman went to jail to bond out Hinkle, but when she got there, she was surprised to find another woman there to do the same. A group of nurses at the hospital had chipped in money to bond the father out.
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