Tennessee Man Flips Truck 5 Times After ‘Jesus Told Him To Let Go of The Wheel’: Police
A Maryville, Tennessee, man, who faces multiple drug and traffic charges, told Tennessee Highway Patrol officers that Jesus personally told him to “let Him drive on his behalf” before his car veered off the highway and then flipped over five times, local news station WVLT reported this week.
Police said that Chad O. England,33, was travelling on I-81 North through Sullivan County and was arrested after flipping his truck five times because, in his words, “Jesus was calling him and advised him to let go of the wheel.”
Officers told the new outlet that when they arrived on the scene of the accident, 33-year-old Chad England was “speaking gibberish” and trying to flee the scene while carrying a jar.
Police say that England was “obviously” under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, although the man apparently refused to take a blood test.
A search of England’s car revealed, according to WVLT, “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.’”
Police arrested him and charged him with, among other things, DUI first offense, felony possession of schedule II for resale, possession of schedule VI, and possession of paraphernalia. Officials also say that England had no driver’s license in his possession and that his car was not insured. He was transported to Sullivan County Jail.