Police: Man drives vehicle into pond after falling asleep

GHENT, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Columbia County Sherrif’s Office is investigating a vehicle that went into a pond.

The incident happened at around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

When first-responders arrived on the scene, they found Robert Brooks Jr, 38, of Ghent, sitting on top of his partially submerged vehicle.

Police say Brooks told them that he fell asleep behind the wheel as he was traveling south on Route 21B.

Brooks was not injured in the crash.

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