That was when Samek woke up. Then he turned off the highway and drove from all places to a Shell gas station, where he was arrested. At that time, the officers suspected that Samek had put the car on autopilot. However, this will only be confirmed after the investigation has been completed. It is not difficult to find out, because all Teslas contain a black box with stored data. A request to Tesla requesting a specific piece of data for an alleged DUI should give a final answer. Tesla has not yet responded to a comment from the local media.
However, the California Highway Patrol made it clear that the autopilot is a feature that drivers should only use when fully awake, sober, and with both hands on the wheel. It is not complete autonomy.