Pastor with 8 DUIs charged with attempted murder for driving into deputies

Michigan preacher David Jones allegedly rammed his car into a police patrol vehicle while drunk after refusing to cooperate with officers.


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Pastor David Jones (pictured) clearly loves his church ... and also a drink, according to his rap sheet

A Michigan pastor fond of mixing motoring and quaffing is back in trouble again for the unholy combo – only this time with an added attempted murder charge.

David Jones, who has eight drunk driving offenses on his record, was charged last week with attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies with his car.

Police called to a convenience store off Interstate 75 in Arenac County on Wednesday saw Jones seated in his car outside looking inebriated, WXYZ reported.

The Baptist pastor refused to cooperate with the deputies and sped off across the street, smashing into the back of a building, police said.

The holy driver then allegedly turned around and accelerated, ramming straight into the officers’ patrol car.

Uninjured, the deputies got out and approached Jones’s car. When the spiritual leader still refused to go quietly, they were forced to break his windows and wrestle him out.

Arenac County Undersheriff Don McIntyre was not in a forgiving mood, according to WXYZ.

“If you turn your vehicle around and intentionally collide with a police vehicle, you are going to be charged with attempted murder on police,” he told the outlet.

Jones’s last drunk driving arrest was in August. His latest brush with earthly law saw his bail set at $1 million.

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