Drunk and irresponsible drivers beware: your smart car can most definitely rat you out. Cathy Bernstein of Port St. Lucie recently learned as much the hard way after rear-ending two vehicles and fleeing the scene. Her Ford vehicle has a built in “Emergency Assist” feature which proceeded to call 911 having satisfied all its requirements that something was wrong: a change in speed, a minor collision.
Bernstein tried to convince 911 that nothing was wrong, repeating that “everything is fine.” The dispatcher even directly asked her if she had left the scene of an accident, which Bernstein denied. Authorities responded the incident and at least one of the other people involved was [...]