JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- First Coast News has obtained video from the Jacksonville Sheriff's office of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson driving his car into a pond.
Police said Robinson was behind the wheel of a vehicle that ended up in a retention pond near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Southside.
Police reports said Robinson and his passenger were passed out or asleep when officers arrived just after 4 a.m. Sunday. The front side of the black Chevy Impala was submerged in the water.
Police officers knocked on the door to wake them up, according to the report.
"The driver (Denard Robinson) opened his eyes and then went back to sleep. I continued
to knock on the window until the passenger Marissa Staples 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 vehicle. The passenger attempted to roll the window back up. I was able to reach in the vehicle and unlock the door so I could help the occupants exit the vehicle.The passenger refused to exit the vehicle and had to be pulled out of the car. The driver was passed out during this whole process. I was able to wake the driver but had to turn the vehicle off and remove his seatbelt.The driver thought he was on a road and did not want to exit the vehicle. I had to tell the driver multiple times his car was in a pond and was sinking so he needed to hurry up and get
out.The driver tried about three times to open the driver’s door which was the side that was under water. I had to keep reminding the driver to climb out of the passenger side because his door was in the water."
First Coast News has obtained both Eastbound and Westbound red light camera footage. We have included both in this story.