Texting while driving can be deadly. Adding to the danger: texting and driving while asleep at the wheel.
A woman in New Zealand managed to drive — and even send her friends text messages — for hours while asleep, according to a story in the New Zealand Herald. Miraculously, she did not get into an accident.
According to News 3 New Zealand, the unnamed woman, who reportedly suffers from a sleep condition and was taking sleeping pills at the time, got behind the wheel and drove around New Zealand all night.
The sleep-driver reportedly left her house in Hamilton, headed to Auckland and then to her former home in Mount Maunganui on the coast late on Tuesday night, driving for a total of five hours and about 190 miles.
As she sleep-drove, she texted her friends, who believed she sent them while half asleep, says New Zealand’s News 3.
Police say that although the woman was texting during her drive, she was unconscious the entire time and has no memory of the nighttime ride.
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