A New Jersey woman kicked off the 4th of July weekend in a very unusual way. Luckily for her, she wasn't killed or severely injured. Here's what happened...

Friday night, according to the West Windsor Township Police Department, Laura K. Engel of Dumont, NJ drove her car into Lake Mercer (the lake located at Mercer County Park).

West Windsor Township Police say that Friday night shortly at 11pm officers arrived at Mercer County Park and found a 2010 Nissan Rogue submerged in Lake Mercer near the Mercer County Park Marina.

Police report that Engel escaped from her vehicle with minor injuries.

According to investigators, Engel was in the park on Friday during a heavy rainstorm and while she was attempting to leave the area she somehow ended up in the lake.

West Windsor Township Police say that it took 2 hours for Grover's Mill Towing to retrieve the Nissan Rogue from the lake. Needless to say, the vehicle "sustained severe water damage."

The report goes on to say that Engel was charged with "DWI, Reckless Driving & Careless Driving."

It appears that some aspects of the incident remain "sketchy" because the West Windsor Township Police Traffic Bureau is still investigating and have asked anyone who has information regarding the incident to contact Traffic Office Brown at Brown@westwindsorpolice.com or Traffic Sargeant Bal at Bal@westwindsorpolice.com.

This isn't the first time a vehicle has ended up in a lake in Mercer County. In 2018, 6abc.com reported on a car that ended up in GroppLake in Hamilton.

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