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DJ Klypso, a Grammy nominated producer, had his feet out the window while he was driving his Tesla Model S on California’s 101 Freeway, recording himself with his cellphone.

A California Highway Patrol officer stopped him and ticketed him for operating a vehicle at an unsafe speed for the conditions and for driving while using his cell phone.

Klypso’s defense: His Tesla had been in autopilot mode and was completely able to drive itself within the speed limit.

Now, a judge in Los Angeles reportedly has dismissed the ticket.

Video of the driver and a copy of the ticket are available on

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