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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Updated yesterday at 9:14 AM

A Portland police officer’s pursuit of a speeding driver came to an abrupt halt when the officer stopped for a family of ducks crossing the road, and the whole thing was recorded on the officer’s dash cam.

The video was posted Wednesday, although the date of the incident wasn’t given. It shows a driver going 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Officer Mark James begins the pursuit. To add excitement, the video was sped up and high-energy music was added.

Seconds later, James comes upon a family of ducks crossing the four-lane road. The music changes to something more serene as James gets out of his car and escorts the ducks to a ditch and safety.

The speeding driver got away.

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