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Police: Tesla driver arrested after crashing into firetruck


August 26, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose.

The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with its emergency lights activated along US-101 around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The 37-year-old driver, Michael Tran, told officers, "I think I had auto-pilot on."

Tran was later arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the two firefighters in the firetruck were no...

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