Marilyn Perry crashed her car last year, she claims it was because she was praying behind the wheel:
The victim, Pamela Beckham, 50, suffered a broken neck and numerous other injuries. Bellevue police initially believed that the driver, Marilyn Perry, 62, was on her cell phone at the time of the accident, or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But, the investigation revealed she had not been using her phone and her system was clean. Still, police and prosecutors decided she should be charged with vehicular assault.
Authorities said Perry blamed the accident on prayer. She said she had been going through some personal problems and was praying as she drove, occasionally with her head down.
Police learned about the prayer defense after Perry and her attorney convinced a Huron County judge to place her in an intervention program and on three years probation. The judge also ordered Perry to make up to $10,000 in restitution.
If you trust Jesus to do something you’re supposed to be doing whether its driving, seeking medical care, or helping your neighbors, you’ll find the outcomes run similar to that of neglect.