A man has been arrested after he caused a truck to flip five times on a Tennessee highway because Jesus “was calling him and advised him to let go of the wheel”.
It was just after 10am when the highway patrol arrived at the scene of the accident. Officers describe seeing a man fleeing the wreckage of the truck while clutching a jar and screaming gibberish. Deputies quickly caught up with the man and managed to wrestle him into the back of their patrol vehicle.
A cursory examination of the truck’s remains revealed a great big list of drugs and alcohol. In total the man had large amounts of marijuana, cocaine, a pipe, rolling papers, a nearly empty bottle of Crown Royal whisky, another completely empty bottle of Crown Royal, and several cans of paint used for “huffing”.
Not surprisingly the man refused a blood test but that didn’t help him much. Witnesses described seeing him speeding down the highway without either hands on the wheel only to suddenly veer off for no apparent reason. The contents of his car and his subsequent behaviour also make it pretty damn clear he was off his head. And just to top it off the man is adamant he was not driving at all, but that rather he was “travelling to bow before someone” after hearing the voice of God, and that it was God who was really driving.
I’m not sure God would choose to randomly flip a truck five times on a busy highway for no reason, but I’m not really an authority on this.
The man has since been charged with a DUI first offense, felony possession. open container, no driver’s license, failure to exercise due care, no registration, violation of implied consent, and no insurance in possession.
That’s quite a list there.