That’s when Samek woke up. He then left the highway and pulled in, at all places, a Shell gas station where he was arrested. It was then that the officers had suspicions of believing Samek had put the car on the Autopilot, but it will not be confirmed until the investigation is complete. It’s actually not hard to find out that all Teslas contains a black box of stored data. A call to Tesla requesting the specific data base due to an alleged DUI should give a definitive answer. Tesla has not yet responded to comments from local media.
California Highway Patrol made it clear that Autopilot is a functional driver should only be used when fully awake, sober and both hands on the wheel. It is not full autonomy.