A Tesla slammed into a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Massachusetts in December 2019.
The driver told the state trooper at the time that the car was on Autopilot, according to an incident report first reported by NBC 10 Boston.
NBC 10 Boston reports he’s now facing criminal negligence charges related to the wreck.
Tesla’s Autopilot instructions say a driver should always be ready to take over from the computer at any time.
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A Massachusetts state trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop in December when a Tesla slammed into his patrol car, pinning him between it and the stopped vehicle.
Now, the driver of the Model 3 — which was apparently on Autopilot at the time of the crash — is facing criminal charges of negligent driving, NBC 10 Boston reports, citing court documents.
Maria Smith, a college student, recounted the scary crash to the local news channel this week. “Before I knew it, my car was flying forward,” she said. “I looked behind me, and my whole back windshield was blown out. There was glass in my hair.”
The driver, Nicholas Ciarlone, told the trooper at the scene of the crash that the …read more
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