Published: Jul 04, 2012 9:58 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 04, 2012 10:02 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C.- A South Carolina judge ordered a woman to read the Bible in addition to an eight year jail sentence after she plead guilty to charges of drunk driving.

Cassandra Belle Tolley plead guilty to driving drunk after crashing her car, seriously injuring two people. Circuit Court Judge, Michael Nettles sentenced her to eight years behind bars followed by five years of probation and substance abuse counseling, according to NPR.

Then, with Tolley's consent, he added that she must read the Old Testament and write a summary.

Charlotte CBS reports that Tolley’s pastor, Rev. Daggett Duncan of the New Vision Free Will Baptist Church, believes this type of sentence will help Tolley.

Duncan told the Herald of Rock Hill, “I think (Nettles’) faith and his compassion led him to use the book of Job. Job made it through, and he wants her to know she can too.”


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