On Monday, July 9, in Bartow County, GA, there was a two-vehicle crash on I-75 that caused serious injuries a Cartersville man. The driver of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 was traveling on the north on I-75 when he struck a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche traveling in the same direction. 29-year old Joshua Michael Barrett, the driver of the new Teslas, was allegedly driving too fast for conditions when he improperly changed lanes and lost control of his vehicle.
Barrett, the driver of the Teslas, lost control of the vehicle and it span across all lanes of the Interstate. Barrett is charged with DUI, driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, reckless driving, possession of open container in vehicle passenger area, serious injury by vehicle, unlawful to purchase, possession or have control of any controlled substance, possession, and use of drug-related object and failure to maintain lane.
The driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche, 52-year-old Cartersville resident James Otis Hester, was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital. No updates have been provided about his condition. Bartow County Jail records show Barrett was booked into the facility early Tuesday and released on bail Thursday.
How much data regarding the driver’s actions will be available from Tesla?
The information produced by Tesla regarding the driving behavior of Barrett will be interesting. It is unclear what types of driving behaviors the Tesla is capable of monitoring. The car is highly computerized, so we expect that the data it produces in response to government search warrants or subpoenas.
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