A speeding pickup rear-ended a woman's sedan on the South Side on Friday morning and sheriff's officials say the driver said it was Jesus' will because the other motorist was not “driving like a Christian.”
[The driver of the pickup, Michael E.] Schwab told first responders at the scene that “the other vehicle was not driving like a Christian and it was Jesus' will for him to punish the car,” according to the release.
... Schwab told deputies he was driving faster than 100 mph at the time, Coleman said.
The impact caused both vehicles to spin across a median before they came to a stop along a barrier in the southbound lanes. No other vehicles were involved.
“God must have been with them, 'cause any other time, the severity of this crash, it would have been a fatal,” [Lt. Khyle] Coleman said.
USA Today reports:
Schwab was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and his bond was set at $50,000.
He also will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Of course, when the forty-third President of the United States claims to answer to a higher power in decisions to make war, no one would think to have him undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Rank has its privileges.