An Illinois father was freed from jail after he was arrested for multiple traffic violations while rushing his choking 1-year-old to the hospital. Darius Hinkle says a group of nurses came to his rescue twice — first by saving his daughter’s life, and then by paying his bond.
Hinkle told KTVI-TV that when his daughter began choking on a penny last Thursday, he rushed to the hospital. He admittedly didn’t consider the fact that he didn’t own a valid driver’s license and was speeding at the time.
“The first thing in my mind was to get her to the hospital,” Hinkle said.
By the time he and his daughter arrived, the father said a group of police officers from different agencies were ready to arrest him. Hinkle was immediately taken into custody, not knowing that the very nurses helping his daughter would save the day in more ways than one.
When the 1-year-old’s mother arrived later to meet Hinkle the jail, someone was already there to bond Hinkle out.
“She said ‘I’m the nurse from Touchette hospital,'” Donecia Pittman said.
After hearing what happened to the concerned father, a group of nurses from Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville pulled their own resources to bond Hinkle out.
“I can’t thank them enough,” Hinkle told KTVI.