SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A Tesla driver recently found out that the car’s autopilot feature won’t save him from a drunk-driving arrest.
The CHP on Friday tweeted photo of a man standing with a motorcycle Highway Patrol officer in the middle of the lower deck of the Bay Bridge last weekend.READ MORE: UPDATE: Evacuation Orders Downgraded to Warnings as Crews Mop Up Estrada Fire Near Watsonville
Authorities said the suspect was found after he had passed out behind the wheel with the Tesla stopped on the bridge.READ MORE: Pleasant Hill Police Ask Public for Help Finding Stabbing Suspect
After the officer woke him up, he assured CHP the car was on autopilot mode.MORE NEWS: Alameda Police Seek Person of Interest in Friday Night Shooting
His strategy failed. He tested at over twice the legal limit for blood alcohol content. Officers arrested him on suspicion of DUI and towed his Tesla away.