Troopers: Man arrested after driving car into pond

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A man was arrested Wednesday after Florida Highway Patrol said he drove his car into a retention pond in Brevard County, then lied about it.

State Troopers said the driver was exiting Interstate 95 at Port St. John Parkway when, instead of turning, he drove straight into the water.

According to investigators, the man told them he hadn't been driving and said the driver swam away, but when there when authorities were unable to find the driver they said he told the truth.

He was arrested on charges of DUI and driving with a suspended license.