WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A car was found Friday morning submerged in a Winston-Salem apartment complex pool.
The car plunged into the pool at Tranquil Court Apartments on Bethania Station Road sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Police say James Bradley Poe later arrived at the scene and told them he was driving the vehicle that crashed into the pool.
Bradley said he was not in the car at the time of the crash and it rolled into the pool when he thought it was in park.
The car was found around 7 a.m. by an apartment complex resident.
Poe told said the entire incident was an accident.
"My back wheel was still touching the cement and when I hopped out, I walked back this way to see if I was going to clear the truck that was parked there and when I looked up, I see it slowly rolling up," Poe told FOX8 reporter Michael Hennessey. "I hopped in it and tried to stop it, but as soon as I got in, the front wheels had already touched the water."
Poe has been cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to keep automobile insurance on the involved vehicle. He apologized to residents of the apartment complex for the ordeal and said he plans to pay for the damage to the pool.