Param Sharma, a San Francisco-based Instagram influencer, was accused of sitting in the backseat of a Tesla car with no one behind the wheel.
According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, he was arrested on Monday, May 10, 2021, and is charged with two counts of reckless driving and disobeying a peace officer.
He is 25 years old.
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CHP wrote in a Facebook post, “The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced it has arrested 25-year-old Param Sharma for reckless driving of a Tesla while in the backseat on Interstate 80 (I-80) in the Bay Area,”
“Sharma was arrested without incident and booked into Santa Rita Jail on two counts of reckless driving and disobeying a Peace Officer. The Tesla was towed from the scene for evidence and this incident remains under investigation.”
Yeah, so can the DMV just revoke this fucko’s driver’s license? He does not deserve the privilege to “operate” a moving vehicle in any capacity. Hey Param Sharma, if I see you on any of our local roads, you can bet your smug ass I’ll call CHP and have them haul it back to jail.🖕🏼 https://t.co/AvBpkIuNkX
Sharma flaunts his riches on Instagram and social media, showing off Rolex watches and Cartier bracelets while using sparkling water in the bathroom. He was once named “Instagram’s richest teen” by MTV. He was once called “Instagram’s biggest troll” by Digital Trends.
Param was captured on camera in the back seat of a Tesla Model 3 on autopilot on Saturday, May 8th. The autopilot feature is available on some Tesla vehicles, but the company and authorities have cautioned against its misuse. The California Highway Patrol issued a Facebook appeal for details, stating that Param was “riding in the backseat of a Tesla traveling on Bay Area roadways, with no other person seated in the driver seat.”
Param was arrested without incident and booked into the Santa Rita Jail on two counts of reckless driving and disobeying a peace officer, according to the paper.
CHP wrote, “Prior to this arrest, members of the public had captured video of someone resembling Sharma operating his vehicle in the same reckless manner, and the CHP’s Oakland Area had cited Sharma on April 27 for similar behavior,”
“The safety of all who share our roadways is the primary concern of the CHP. The Department thanks the public for providing valuable information that aided in this investigation and arrest.”
He doesn’t try to conceal it he’s posted videos on Instagram of Tesla cars driving without a driver. He’s been arrested for reckless driving in the past, according to SFGate.