Man arrested driving pregnant girlfriend to hospital



PITTSBURGH - A mother was taken away in an ambulance to give birth to her son, and her boyfriend was rushed away in a patrol car.

Macea Saunders told Channel 11 about the incident while cradling his baby Wednesday.

Saunders’ girlfriend, Shayla Crews, gave birth to their son Monday, and Crews was sad Saunders wasn’t there.

“I just thought about him being there, and he wasn’t there.  I could start crying now.  Just thinking about it makes me emotional,” said Crews.

The couple said they flagged down a police officer on Route 51 to escort them to the hospital.

“My contractions were so close together that I didn’t think I was going to make it to the hospital, so we pulled over and flagged him down.  He came up behind us and turned his lights on,” said Crews.

Saunders said the officer then took the frantic father-to-be in custody.

“He pulled me out of the car. Before he asked me what my name was, he pulled me to the back of the trunk and started questioning me,” he said.

Pleasant Hills police said, “Saunders was wanted out of Washington County for aggravated assault.  He became agitated and used profane language.  That's why he was taken into custody."

Police said Saunders was also driving with a suspended license.

Saunders told Channel 11 he wasn’t notified about an outstanding warrant.

He was released from jail a day after the birth, he said.