A suspected drunk driver found passed out behind the wheel along the Bay Bridge told the California Highway Patrol that his Tesla was on autopilot, according to the law enforcement agency.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after officers determined that his blood alcohol content level was more than double the legal limit, the CHP San Francisco office announced Friday.
During his arrest, the driver reportedly told the CHP that his Tesla "had been set on autopilot."
The man was promptly taken into custody, and his car was towed, according to the CHP.
"No it didn't drive itself to the tow yard," the CHP quipped on Twitter.
When u pass out behind the wheel on the Bay Bridge with more than 2x legal alcohol BAC limit and are found by a CHP Motor. Driver explained Tesla had been set on autopilot. He was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI. Car towed (no it didn’t drive itself to the tow yard). pic.twitter.com/4NSRlOBRBL
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) January 19, 2018