Tesla Driver Was 'drunk And Fell Asleep Behind The Wheel As Car Was On Autopilot Mode'

Alexander Samek, 45, was arrested in Palo Alto early Friday morning at 3.37am in his grey Model S Tesla and was identified by Redwood City Police

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his Tesla believed to be running on autopilot mode.

Alexander Samek, 45, was arrested in Palo Alto early Friday morning at 3.37am in his grey Model S Tesla and was identified by Redwood City Police. 

Cops followed his car after spotting the Tesla driving south on Highway 101 at 70mph while it looked like the driver was passed out behind the wheel.

They suspect the car was on autopilot mode, but a proper investigation will take place.  

In order to get the car to stop a California Highway Patrol officer had to get in front of the Tesla to make it slow down and eventually pull over at a gas station.

When officers peered into the car, the driver was still passed out. 

The officer who pulled him over said the driver appeared very drowsy and possibly sleeping, according to KTVU. 

The driver was woken up and allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested, according to ABC. 

Cops followed his car after spotting the Tesla driving south on Highway 101 at 70mph while it looked like the driver was passed out behind the wheel 

Cops followed his car after spotting the Tesla driving south on Highway 101 at 70mph while it looked like the driver was passed out behind the wheel 

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