LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Tesla on autopilot crashed into a Lansing-area state trooper’s patrol car early Wednesday, Michigan State Police said.
Neither the trooper nor the 22-year-old Lansing man who was driving the Tesla were injured in the 1:10 a.m. crash on Interstate 96 in Eaton County, police said.READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, SOS Benson React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
The crash occurred as the trooper was investigating a collision between a car and a deer, WLNS-TV reported. The patrol car’s emergency lights were activated when the Tesla drove into it, police said.
The Tesla’s driver was issued citations for failure to move over and driving with a license suspended.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 5,259 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths Tuesday
Tesla has said previously that its Autopilot and “full self-driving” are driver-assistance systems and that the driver must be ready to intervene at all times.
But the company has been criticized by the National Transportation Safety Board for failing to adequately monitor drivers to make sure they are paying attention.MORE NEWS: Police Seek Driver Who Hit, Killed Black Bear
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