A driver is in custody Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence at the wheel of a Tesla reportedly on autopilot in the Glendale area.
Officers responded to a call of a vehicle hitting a roadside wall at approximately 11:05 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle reportedly did not stop and continued on the road, said a California Highway Patrol spokesman.
CHP said the Tesla proceeded slowly until a CHP patrol vehicle stopped it by pulling in front of the Tesla at approximately 11:20 p.m. near the transition from the westbound 134 and 5 freeways.
The CHP could not confirm reports that the Tesla might have been on autopilot when it was finally stopped.
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No further details were available.
On Aug. 16, the federal government opened an investigation into Tesla's partially autopilot system after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed a number of reported collisions to the car's system.