Wednesday, 6 July 2016

NFL's Denard Robinson 'asleep' behind wheel in car accident

Jacksonville Police say American football team,  Jaguars' running back Denard Robinson had to climb out of a window of a car that was sinking in a pond this weekend  after he fell asleep behind the wheel.

According to the police report, obtained by FOX 30, 25-year-old  Robinson's Chevy Impala went down an embankment and into a retention pond around 4:20 AM on July 3rd  and was slowly sinking.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw Robinson who was passed out in the driver's seat and a female passenger next to him. The driver's side door was submerged in the water.

An officer knocked on the door -- but Robinson opened his eyes and then went back to sleep.

The responding officer explained ... "I continued to knock on the window until the passenger woke up and rolled the window down and said, 'What's up.'"

"I explained that their vehicle was in a pond and that they needed to exit," the officer wrote in the report.

Despite the sinking situation, the officer says the woman REFUSED to exit the car and had to be physically pulled to safety.

The cop says he was able to unlock the car - and went back for Robinson.

Robinson believed he was on the road and refused to step out of the vehicle.

Eventually, Robinson realized the situation -- but the drama continued.

"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."

Robinson got out -- and officers immediately checked him out to see if he was drunk or high ... but cops concluded he was NOT impaired.

The Jaguars issued a statement on the matter -- 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."