Tennessee: woman who had expensive Tesla out for spin after drinking was not as smart as her electric car; charged with DUI…should have been OWI (operating while idiot)

Wrecked Tesla at right

The wrecked $70,000 Tesla is at right, after taking down power lines. Firefighters had to call the manufacturer to learn how to shut the vehicle off as there is no big “on-off” switch on the side…photo courtesy of WGNS

From Digital Trends

Revenge of the electric car indeed!

Tesla Model S recently crashed into a power pole in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, causing a blackout of the surrounding area for a few hours and surging irony levels to newfound heights.

WGSN reports that the driver of the wrecked Model S was taken to the hospital but suffered no injuries. Reports also indicate that the $70,000+ Model S has seen far better days.

The driver, who was female, reportedly told officers who arrived on the scene that she was “messing with the radio” when she veered off the road and crashed into an power pole. No official word yet on whether or not she was listening to Eddie Grant’s Electric Avenue.

The woman was later released into police custody where she was charged with a DUI (Driving while Under the Influence) ….MORE

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