Near as they can figure, he left a New Years Eve party, decided to "borrow" the van that belonged at the house and drove off. At some point he pulled off to the side of the road and probably lit a cigarrette and fell asleep. All very out of character for this young man I'm told.
In better news he got his first semester marks back and did very well. He was in the top 3% of his physics class. Sadly, I will have to admit that his physics brain did NOT come from his mother. Ironically he is worried about physics this semester. From what my non-engineering brain can understand it's because last semester they worked with things they could see. This semester it's electricity and other invisible stuff. On general principle Engineering Guy is not in favour of anything that can't be seen.