Authorities say the 31-year-old was driving a car with her daughter, aged 11 or 12, late at night when she let go of the steering wheel and hit the accelerator in an alleged attempt to prove her faith.
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His uncontrollable car raced through the streets of Beachwood, Oh., Just before midnight on June 15, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, WJW reports. The vehicle lit a red light, blocked a car at an intersection, knocked down a utility pole and cut several power lines before crashing into a house, according to the police report.
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Traffic cameras captured part of the incident on video, including the moment the car crossed an intersection, removing the front bumper of another vehicle in the process.
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The car was traveling over 160 kilometers per hour (100 mph) at the time, according to Beachwood Police.
No one was injured in the incident, although the girl was taken to hospital for evaluation, WOIO reports. Officers said she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The woman later told police that she had indeed “let go and let God take the wheel” before the crash in order to “test her faith in God,” authorities said. The woman also admitted to struggling with some “trials and tribulations” after recently losing her job.
A grand jury is expected to consider the case later this week, although she was not charged on Wednesday morning.