Philly Nun Guilty of Less-Than-Holy Crime

Judge rejects Ambien defense in DUI case
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2016 12:50 PM CDT
Philly Nun Guilty of Less-Than-Holy Crime
Sister Kimberly Miller appears in court.   (Tim Hawk/ via AP, Pool, File)

How God will judge her remains to be seen. A New Jersey judge, on the other hand, has convicted a nun of DUI after she crashed into an auto repair shop on Nov. 7. Washington Township Judge Martin Whitcraft on Wednesday rejected Sister Kimberly Miller's argument that she was "sleep driving" after taking an Ambien and downing two glasses of wine, and he suspended her license for 90 days, reports

Miller, 41, who says she has a history of sleepwalking, has been on administrative leave from her job as a high school theology teacher since her arrest, reports She's also on the hook for $257 in fines. "I woke up, and I was in my habit and handcuffs," she says of the night in question, during which she drove roughly 20 miles from her North Philadelphia convent and into New Jersey. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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