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Driver stops in median to help ducklings in Newfields

A New Hampshire woman who stopped in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a ticket from the state police.

Hallie Bibeau of Newfields told WMUR she was driving east on Route 101 by Exit 8 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes and pull over to avoid hitting the ducklings. She said she saw their mother and several of the ducklings hit by a car. The mother died.

The 33-year-old Bibeau called 911, got out of her car and captured the two surviving ducklings.

A state trooper issued Bibeau a $100 ticket for stopping in the median, a prohibited area.

Officials said the ducklings were taken to a wildlife rescue in Maine, where one of them died.

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