Carrie Underwood achieved great success with her hit “Jesus Take The Wheel” (“Jesus, take the wheel; Take it from my hands; ‘Cause I can’t do this on my own; I’m letting go “) It didn’t quite work that way for Chad England, 33, who was arrested after flipping his car over five times — an accident preceded by his letting Jesus drive him home.
England was driving erratically before he went off the highway and rolled his car. He then tried to flee arriving officers. When put into custody, England was “speaking gibberish” and claimed that Jesus asked him if he could drive and England felt he had to agree to such divine intervention.
A search of the car did not turn up the Son of God but did locate “six grams of marijuana, 0.6 grams of cocaine, a pipe, rolling papers, a 3/4 empty bottle of Crown Royal, a small empty bottle of Crown Royal, and several cans used for ‘huffing.’”
England is now charged with a long list of offences, including DUI first offence, felony possession of a schedule II drug for resale, possession of a schedule VI drug, and possession of paraphernalia. On top of that, he had no driver’s license in his possession and that his car was not insured. Police did not appear to accept Jesus as the divinely designated driver.
What is clear is that England is unlikely to ever listen to Underwood again: