Slamming high speed into the back of a parked fire truck on the scene of an accident was one of two drunk driving accidents in California this month in which self-driving cars were blamed. The Tesla sedan was traveling at 65 mph when it hit the emergency vehicle. In the second incident, the driver of an autonomous vehicle was arrested and charged with a DUI when he was found passed out behind the wheel. His blood alcohol content was two times the legal limit. In both cases the drivers told authorities they were not driving, the cars were.
Let’s say that you and your friends are at a bar, hanging out and having a few drinks. Everyone else in the bar has had a few drinks, too, and the atmosphere is getting tense. Another patron starts to argue with you and your friends, and he becomes increasingly belligerent. Without warning, he takes a swing at you. Should you fight back?
The holiday season is typically filled with family get-togethers, beautiful lights and decorations, and holiday parties. People enjoy eggnog at Christmas and ringing in the New Year with champagne toasts. Over-indulging is not unusual.