Oak Bluffs man drives car into Sunset Lake

Oak Bluffs man drives car into Sunset Lake

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Anthony Morris drove his Audi A6, visible in into Sunset Lake Friday night, shown above water in the shallow tidal pond.

Anthony Morris, 51, of Oak Bluffs was behind the wheel of a 2002, Audi A6 when he drove off New York Avenue and into Sunset Lake, a tidal pond adjacent to Oak Bluffs harbor, around 9:30 pm, Friday night.

Mr. Morris was not impaired or injured, Oak Bluffs Police Lieutenant Tim Williamson told The Times. Police cited Mr. Morris for negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Mr. Morris was leaving Oak Bluffs and fell asleep behind the wheel, according to one person at the scene. At a point where the road makes a slight curve he continued straight, narrowly missing a telephone pole and ending up in the water.

Members of the Oak Bluffs dive team arrived to check the vehicle for any other occupants and helped secure a tow line so the vehicle could be pulled from the water.