I was driving in the car with my husband one night. We were making a left turn through an intersection when a minivan suddenly ran the red light and drove straight toward the passenger side where I was sitting. At the last second, the minivan swerved, narrowly missed hitting us, and sped into the other lane. Everything had happened too quickly to react. Shocked, I looked down and realized I had my copper stubby vel clasped in my right hand, directly between me and the other car. The driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Thanks to Datta and Muruga, we were safe and protected.