by: Erica Pieschke, Nexstar Media Wire

Posted: May 12, 2021 / 11:41 am CDT
Updated: May 12, 2021 / 11:41 am CDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – A man who drove through San Francisco Bay in a driverless Tesla was arrested, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Param Sharma, 25, was arrested on Tuesday without incident. He was sent to Santa Rita Prison for two cases of reckless driving and disobedience to a peace officer.

Officials are investigating further and the Tesla has been towed for evidence.

Man rides through the Bay Area behind Tesla without a driver

At around 6:34 p.m. on Monday, the CHP’s Golden Gate Division received multiple calls about a person in the back seat of a Tesla Model 3 without a driver who was reportedly driving east across the Bay Bridge.

A CHP officer tried to stop the Tesla and saw the person climb into the driver’s seat and then drive the car past I-80 near Powell Street.

Sharma was arrested at the scene.

The video of a person resembling Sharma was recorded showing the same reckless behavior. According to the CHP, Sharma was cited on April 27 for similar behavior.

“The safety of everyone who shares our roads is the main concern of the CHP. The department thanks the public for providing valuable information that helped in this investigation and arrest, ”the CHP wrote on Facebook.

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