Ruqiyyah Abdur-Raqeeb-Sadiq, 28,had a curious defense after she ran her car into the side of the home of Mary Ester in Florida. She said that she was praying at the time . . . with her eyes closed. It appears that faith alone was not enough for Abdur-Raqeeb-Sadiq and, while God may be her co-pilot, he cannot be charged with the offense.
The police did not view praying-while-driving to be a sufficient excuse and charged her with reckless driving. By the way, her impromptu praying session also resulted in her blowing through a stop sign and an intersection.
Nevertheless, it turns out that you can just close your eyes and put other people at risk of death but only face a misdemeanor. I guess her prayers were answered.