Woman busted for driving 100 mph was ‘letting the Lord spirit guide me’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 15:41 EDT
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Melissa Miller says God told her to drive 100 mph in a 30-mph zone
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A woman in Florida says that God told her to drive 100 mph in a 30-mph zone while blowing her horn at 1 a.m on Tuesday morning.

Officers in Fort Pierce observed 41-year-old Melissa Miller driving a silver Toyota south on U.S. 1 with her arm out the window and blowing her horn for 10 seconds, according to a police report obtained by WPTV. The car allegedly increased speed before later coming to a stop on Virginia Avenue.

Miller told officers that she was driving so fast “because I was letting the Lord spirit guide me,” the report said. The woman also insisted that the excessive horn blowing was due to “the Lord telling me to do it.”

“Yes, 100 mph,” she reportedly replied when officers asked her how fast she was driving.

Miller faces charges of reckless driving, speeding and violating probation on an earlier conviction for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. She was being held at the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of $375 bail.

[Photo credit: St. Lucie County Jail]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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