It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver | Ars Technica

The situation is a bit of a puzzle because Autopilot is supposed to detect if a driver’s hands are on the wheel and disengage if they’re not. Tesla has steadily tightened up these rules, with recent revisions of the software warning drivers in as little as 30 seconds. So if the driver did fall asleep at the wheel the car should have started slowing down on its own within a few minutes.

Source: It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver | Ars Technica

Suspected DUI head-on collision kills 6

(CBS) – A truck crossed a highway median in Utah and collided with a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, killing all six men in the pickup in an accident authorities suspect may was caused by alcohol and prescription drugs, state troopers said Saturday. Another two people were injured in a Jeep when the driver lost control trying to avoid the trucks.

The Utah Highway Patrol said investigating officers found prescription pills and open containers of alcohol inside the dump truck after the accident that occurred around noon Friday on a state highway near Heber, about 15 miles south of Park City.

Source: Suspected DUI head-on collision kills 6

2 DUI arrests made during checkpoint in Jeannette | TribLIVE

Two people were arrested for drunken-driving this weekend during a sobriety checkpoint in Jeannette, according to Police Chief Shannon Binda.

The Laurel Valley DUI Task Force set up on Harrison Avenue Friday night through early Saturday. One of the drunken-driving suspects was under the influence of a controlled substance, he said.

Officers made three drug arrests and wrote 23 citations. Identities of those who had been arrested were not released Monday morning.

Source: 2 DUI arrests made during checkpoint in Jeannette | TribLIVE

Derry man charged with fleeing DUI checkpoint in Latrobe | TribLIVE

Latrobe police say Alex M. Luther, 24, was arrested at his home on East Fourth Street early Saturday after they discovered his white Ford Edge crashed into a tree at the corner of Route 982 and East Harrison Avenue in Latrobe.

Officer Robert Derk alleges Luther avoided the DUI stop by driving the wrong way down Truman Avenue and eluded police along city streets, while reaching speeds of 89 miles per hour. Derk said patrol cars backed off due to safety concerns but, within eight minutes, found Luther’s wrecked, abandoned vehicle several blocks away.

Source: Derry man charged with fleeing DUI checkpoint in Latrobe | TribLIVE

Girl, 7, struck by car, killed while trying to get help for dad involved in drunk driving crash, police say | Fox News

A 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle on Sunday while she was attempting to contact police for help after her allegedly intoxicated father was involved in a drunk driving crash, police said.

DeSandra Thomas was pronounced dead after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross I-94 in Romulus, Mich., her mother told Fox 2 Detroit. Police said the girl was looking for help after her father crashed their car into an abandoned vehicle near Merriman around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Source: Girl, 7, struck by car, killed while trying to get help for dad involved in drunk driving crash, police say | Fox News

Pennsylvania State Police say they will hold two DUI checkpoints in Westmoreland County

 

Two sobriety checkpoints were announced this week by state police in .

One of the DUI checkpoints will be conducted by police from the Greensburg barracks; the other will be run by troopers out of the Belle Vernon station.

Police are not required to disclose a specific location or date, although troopers from Belle Vernon said their checkpoint would take place during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

“The purpose of the checkpoint is to decrease deaths, injuries and property damage caused by impaired drivers” and “decrease the number of impaired drivers on the roadways,” state police from Greensburg said in a written statement.

Source: Pennsylvania State Police say they will hold two DUI checkpoints in Westmoreland County