A self driving car has been arrested after it failed a DUI test during a routine stop by a highway patrolman.
The highway patrol officer responsible for stopping and arresting the self driving car recalled the events that took place.
“Well, I’m doing my regular patrols one night when I see this car speeding down the highway, swerving left and right. I pull up right next to it and sure enough, the driver seat is empty. I flash my lights and get it to pull over. The second I walk up to it, I can already smell the reek of whiskey coming from the gas tank. We put the breathalyzer up to its exhaust and sure enough it had a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, most cars have 0%. Then we towed it, we couldn’t risk it endangering the other self driving cars out there.”
The owner of the self driving car also released a statement, showing how disappointed they were to find such a fault in their vehicle.
“You know, I did notice some of the liquor I owned was going missing but I just assumed it was my teenage son. Then I find out it’s actually been my self-driving car drinking it all, I’m just so disappointed about the whole thing. We were planning on taking a road trip with it this summer but now it looks like we’ll be spending that money putting it through rehab. I just hope we can look back on this as a learning moment.”
Scientists have warned self-driving car owners that the stresses of driving safely on the road can oftentimes lead to substance abuse but even with these warnings in place there are sure to be more cars in desperate need of rehabilitation.