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Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in a crash in which an off-duty Lincoln police officer hit a light pole with his truck Sunday evening, the police chief said in a news release Monday.

Officer Matthew Brodd suffered non-life-threatening injuries after his westbound Toyota Tacoma hit a pole northwest of the intersection of North 45th and Vine streets at 4:36 p.m., the release said.

Brodd was the only one in the vehicle, and he was taken to Bryan West Campus for treatment, according to police.

A witness estimated the truck's speed at 25 mph, and another driver saw the truck fishtail before the collision, according to the accident report.

Preliminary information suggests alcohol may have factored into the crash, but the results of a blood-alcohol test were pending further analysis at the Nebraska State Patrol's Crime Lab.

"Completion of the accident investigation, including the review of the blood-alcohol testing, will dictate the need for additional internal investigative processes," Chief Jeff Bliemeister said in the news release. Brodd works in the department's education and personnel unit.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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