NJ Tesla Kills One, Driver Pleads Guilty to Homicide

It’s unclear why yet another known unsafe and dangerous driver was allowed to register a Tesla to operate it as a lethal weapon.

Vasu Laroiya, 24, of Iselin, N.J., faces 8⅓ to 25 years in state prison at his Jan. 26 sentencing under his guilty plea before Albany County Judge William Little. After leaving prison, Laroiya — who has two prior alcohol-related convictions in New Jersey — will have his driver’s license revoked. An ignition interlock device will be installed on his car.

Two prior convictions. And yet… a Tesla operator.

On May 28, 2022, Laroiya was driving recklessly on the northbound lanes of Interstate 87, near Exit 5, when his Tesla reached a speed of 156 mph. At the time, Laroiya was using his cellphone to make a Snapchat video. At about 10 p.m., he slammed his Tesla into Fisher’s Honda Civic.

Making a video of himself while driving recklessly is what the Tesla CEO has become known for as well.

This case reminds me of the infamous Oregon one, where a known dangerous and reckless driver with prior convictions operated his Tesla as a lethal weapon.

If you see a Tesla in public, police say to consider it like a loaded unholstered weapon in the hands of some nut drunk with power. And they are just describing the car’s software engineers

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