Jesus Told Me to Ram that Car, Says Driver

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A driver who rammed another car at high speed outside San Antonio last week told police that Jesus had told him to do so because the other motorist was not "driving like a Christian."

In my experience, He is usually satisfied if you just give a lousy driver the finger, but in this case I guess that wouldn't have gotten the message across.

According to a news release from the county sheriff's office, the driver told first responders that the driver of the other vehicle "was not driving like a Christian and it was Jesus' will for him to punish the car."  He similarly told a policeman that "God said she wasn't driving right, and she needed to be taken off the road."  The Lord does work in mysterious ways.

The man claimed he had reached 100 mph before hitting the other car with his pickup, although it doesn't seem that police were able to confirm that.  The two cars did end up in the median and were heavily damaged, but the fact that neither driver was seriously injured suggests that the man might have been exaggerating.  On the other hand, it was a rear-end collision, so the effective closing speed might have been much less.

A police lieutenant had a different explanation for why there were no injuries.  "God must have been with them," he said, "because any other time, the severity of this crash, it would have been a fatal [crash]."  Well, we know God was with at least one of them, but maybe He really was trying to help rather than holding down the gas pedal.

The man did not say what the other driver had allegedly been doing that caused him to smite her.

Link: San Antonio Express-News