Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was found around 4 a.m. Sunday morning asleep behind the wheel of his car which was slowly sinking into a pond.
Police responded to a call about a crash in Jacksonville only to find Robinson’s car sinking head first into a pond. The driver’s side door was submerged in water and both the driver and passenger were asleep.
An officer knocked on the door, but Robinson opened his eyes and then went back to sleep. The officer continued to knock on the window until eventually the passenger woke up. She proceeded to roll down the window and said “what’s up?”
The officer explained that their vehicle was in the pond and they needed to exit, but despite the situation the woman refused to leave the vehicle. She resisted all attempts to get her out of the car and even rolled her window up on the officer. She was eventually physically pulled to safety.
Robinson also apparently refused to leave the car because he thought he was still on the road. He had to be repeatedly told to exit via the passenger side.
“The driver tried about three times to open the driver’s door which was the side that was underwater. I had to keep reminding the driver to climb out of the passenger side because his door was in the water.”
A second officer screened Robinson at the scene for possible impairment but determined alcohol was not a factor although it is unclear whether or not he was screened for a possible DUI. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident.
Here is what Denard Robinson had to say:
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) July 5, 2016
The Jaguars also issued a statement saying,
“The team is aware that running back Denard Robinson was involved in a single-car accident over the weekend and is thankful that nobody was injured.”