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Published August 20, 2010, 09:30 AM

Kulm woman gives birth on way to hospital

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Kulm couple expecting a baby had some anxious moments when they didn't make it to the hospital in Jamestown on time.

Leo Gackle was born in the back seat of his parents' sport utility vehicle on U.S. Highway 281 on Tuesday.

Kevin Arthaud (AR'-thod), chief of security at the James River Correctional Center, was in the area of the SUV stopped on the edge of the city and came to the aid of Jordan and Sarah Gackle. Jordan jumped in the back seat and Arthaud drove them to the hospital, with a police escort.

Born 6 pounds, 14 ounces, baby Leo is healthy.

The couple say they feel blessed about the birth and delivery, but they wouldn't recommend it to others.