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Tesla Gets Huge Air, Owner Gets Charged

The car is demolished
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2018 9:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Canadian man discovered his Tesla could fly, the downside being that it's now "demolished." With a security camera observing, the scene unfolded shortly after 8:30pm Tuesday in Barrie, 70 miles north of Toronto, reports CTV News. Police say a 46-year-old man driving a 2016 four-door Tesla sped over an incline approaching railway tracks and went airborne before crashing 100 feet away in the opposite lane.

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Per Global News, the car then skidded into a school parking lot, where it hit a tree. The driver, charged with dangerous driving, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, along with a passenger. "It may look 'cool' and like something from out of the movies, but in reality the action of this driver put many lives at risk, including his own," reads a tweet from Barrie Police. The video shared Wednesday has more than 650,000 views. (Read more Tesla stories.)

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