Plainville police performing a checkpoint on Route 177 early Sunday morning got more than they expected when a car entered the checkpoint carrying a Trevor Hairston and his wife, Bethel Hairston, who was in labor.
Police immediately requested an ambulance to the scene, but found themselves helping the mother give birth.
Police said Cpl. Patrick Buden, Det. CJ Roper, Sgt. Charles Smedick, Officer Greg Arvai and Sgt. Gary Blake gathered medical equipment they had available and prepared to deliver the baby on the scene.