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Doctor Suspected of Intentionally Driving Tesla Off California Cliff

Rescue teams at the scene where a Tesla plunged over a cliff in San Mateo County on Jan. 2.

Rescue teams at the scene where a Tesla plunged over a cliff in San Mateo County on Jan. 2.

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Montara, Calif. (AP) -- The driver of a car that plunged off a cliff in Northern California, seriously wounding two children and a second adult after the 250-foot drop, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

Dharmesh A. Patel of Pasadena will be booked into San Mateo County Jail after he’s released from a hospital, the highway patrol said in a statement. It wasn't immediately known if Patel has an attorney.