Saturday, January 21, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Woman drives and texts while asleep


Posted on Thursday, 15 August, 2013 | Comment icon 24 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
A woman in New Zealand with a rare sleep disorder has been driving long distances while fast alseep.

Sleepwalking is certainly not unheard of but being able to drive hundreds of miles and send text messages while unconscious is something else entirely. Police officials have been trying to ban the woman from driving due to safety fears after her friends notified authorities when she kept turning up at various places in her car fast asleep with no memory of having driven there. The text messages she'd been sending along the way were mostly incoherent.

"We have sought an urgent order forbidding her to drive and to seek medical advice on her suitability to remain holding her driver's licence," said Senior Sergeant Dave Litton. "While her being found safe and well is a relief for everyone involved, the potential for tragedy was huge."

"New Zealand police are seeking an order to stop a woman from driving, amid concerns that she had driven hundreds of miles while asleep, even sending text messages along the way."

  View: Full article |  Source: BBC News

  Discuss: View comments (24)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by scots_nomad on 15 August, 2013, 20:22
I have sleep walked a few times (Well a few times that I know of but probably far more often than that). One night back when I was in my early twenties I was staying at my mates house on the other side of the city (Glasgow in Scotland) - I went to sleep in his spare bedroom and woke up the next morning in my own bed! I looked outside and my car was parked in my driveway! I decided to phone my mate and let him know that I was back home - the call came as a surprise to him because he thought I was still asleep in his spare room. While talking to him I suggested that he checked if anything was mi... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Razer on 15 August, 2013, 20:35
She really needs to stay off the sleep medication.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Junior Chubb on 15 August, 2013, 21:14
I think I was on the motorway behind her this evening...
Comment icon #18 Posted by pallidin on 15 August, 2013, 23:24
Sorry, but I have a hard time believing the totality of this story. What's next, a "sleep driving" airline pilot?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hawkin on 16 August, 2013, 3:03
Maybe she was abducted by little grey men and had one of those lost time experiences. LOL
Comment icon #20 Posted by Eldorado on 16 August, 2013, 3:13
Would love to see some of the texts she sends. I'm hoping they all consist of her merely typing 'zzzzzzzzzz' to everyone on her contact list.
Comment icon #21 Posted by dibatag on 16 August, 2013, 6:19
This one is hard to be;eive
Comment icon #22 Posted by bassai26 on 16 August, 2013, 11:41
about that sleeping disorder,do you remember the tv show "fact or fiction" they have this episode something like that.well i thought maybe she will end up like that...i hope not...
Comment icon #23 Posted by EtherialNight on 17 August, 2013, 5:06
It's true, this story, she lives in my city.. it was all over the news, and she has done this before. There is a link to a type of sleep medication, that others who have taken it have also driven while asleep. Totally bizarre.
Comment icon #24 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:03
I've heard of people texting or falling asleep at the wheel but never BOTH AT THE SAME TIME! WTF IS THIS WORLD COMING TO!?!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5858012
264640
165146

 
Some of us are able to 'hear' flashes of light
1-21-2017
Scientists have identified a form of synaesthesia that may affect more than one fifth of the population.
Fresh doubts cast on Tunguska impact theory
1-21-2017
Russian scientists have found evidence to suggest that the impact crater may predate the event itself.
Mystery surrounds Skittles spill in Wisconsin
1-21-2017
Authorities have been investigating how thousands of Skittles ended up scattered across a rural highway.
Nearby planet Wolf 1061c may be habitable
1-20-2017
Astronomers believe that a planet 14 light years away may be a promising place to look for alien life.
Other news in this category
Underwater museum has opened in Lanzarote
Posted 1-11-2017 | 4 comments
The museum contains a collection of 300 sculptural works by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor....
 
Thousands of Kinder eggs wash up on beach
Posted 1-7-2017 | 12 comments
A storm off the coast of Germany has strewn large numbers of Kinder eggs all along the shoreline....
 
'Winged creature' photograph has gone viral
Posted 1-5-2017 | 108 comments
An image of what has been described as a 'winged demon' has been uploaded by a user on Facebook....
 
Man's front door was bricked up as he slept
Posted 1-4-2017 | 14 comments
A man in Germany reportedly got up on Monday morning to find that someone had bricked up his front door....
 
Great dane is crowned world's tallest dog
Posted 12-31-2016 | 10 comments
Despite starting out as the runt of the litter, four-year-old Freddy has grown to be 40.75 inches tall....
 
Man seeks refund following failed exorcism
Posted 12-31-2016 | 10 comments
The Consumer Claims Tribunal in Malaysia has seen some rather peculiar cases over the last few years....
 
Giant seal climbs on car, smashes windscreen
Posted 12-27-2016 | 6 comments
A particular large Australian fur seal was seen this week wandering up a street and climbing on to cars....
 
Mystery surrounds woman's missing legs
Posted 12-26-2016 | 97 comments
A photograph of six women sitting on a sofa has gone viral online due to a rather peculiar abnormality....
 
Man uses hand grenade to crack open walnuts
Posted 12-22-2016 | 15 comments
Police in China were left shocked after the man admitted to using the explosive device as a nut cracker....
 
Group sends meat and potato pie in to space
Posted 12-17-2016 | 17 comments
Space enthusiasts from the UK have succeeded in sending a shortcrust pie over 29 miles above the ground....
 
Car-licking moose on the loose in Canada
Posted 12-16-2016 | 21 comments
A warning has gone out to motorists to beware of moose licking the salt off the side of their cars....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ