Christmas Eve baby born roadside with help of state trooper

GLASTONBURY, Conn. -- There was one present in Connecticut this Christmas Eve that couldn't wait to be delivered.

A pregnant woman was being rushed to the hospital to give birth when her brother had to pull over on a rain-slicked highway near Glastonbury because her baby was impatient and wanted to arrive before Santa Claus.

When a state trooper arrived on the scene, baby Ebenezer Okafur was already on his way - days earlier than expected.

Connecticut State Trooper Gregory Capps helped deliver the 6.2-ounce newborn just in time for Christmas.

Capps told ABC News that the child arrived almost immediately and that mom Itohan Oyabure-Okafur and child are doing well at the local hospital.

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