A pastor in Michigan with eight prior DUI offenses was charged on Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies with his car.
The chaotic scene unfolded after police encountered the allegedly inebriated pastor, David Jones, in his car outside of a convenience store off 1-75 in Arenac County, authorities told WXYZ.
Jones refused to cooperate with the deputies and sped his car across the highway, slamming into the back of a building, police said.
The pastor then allegedly turned around and sped into a patrol car that had pursued him, Arena County Undersheriff Don McIntyre told the outlet.
“If you turn your vehicle around and intentionally collide with a police vehicle, you are going to be charged with attempted murder on police,” McIntyre said.
The deputies were uninjured. After the collision, they were forced to wrestle Jones from his car as the suspect continued resisting, the report said.
The pastor is being held on a $1 million bond.