Tesla’s Autopilot has come under a lot of criticism in recent times, prior to a series of road accidents and arrests of people leaving the entire driving to the technology. While the EV maker has cleared the air in some cases, they had decided to be quiet about this recent incident. A driver was recently arrested by the California Highway Patrol for operating a Tesla Model 3 from the back seat.
The driver was spotted riding the Tesla Model 3 from the back seat in California
The authorities revealed they got multiple 911 calls about a particular driver operating his car from the backseat. The car was later spotted on Tuesday where a 25 -year-old Param Sharma was taken into custody for reckless driving on Interstate 80 in the Bay Area. When the driver was found on the highway, he was pulled over by the patrol officer and had to move to the driver's seat to stop the car.
The 25-year-old driver was charged with 2 counts of reckless driving and disobedience to the law enforcement officer. He was also cited for a similar offense of reckless driving last month. The footage of the incident that happened on the 27th of April in 2021 hit YouTube a week ago, which has prompted the local authorities to look into it.
Watch the footage here:
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In 2014, Sharma gained some popularity after posting pictures of himself with exotic cars, cash and jewelry on Instagram. In that same year, he was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment for selling a stolen iPhone on Craigslist.
That didn't deter his pursuit of fame, as he keeps posting on social media. One of which was a video he posted a few days ago where he was operating a Tesla Model 3 from the backseat while reading news articles about himself and his reckless stunts. The video also shows him trying to outsmart the Autopilot that someone is in the driver’s seat by putting his foot on the steering wheel.