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City prosecutors this week charged former Lincoln police officer Matthew Brodd with aggravated DUI, and Wednesday he entered a written not-guilty plea.

A witness found Brodd, 46, unconscious with a beer can between his legs at about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, after Brodd's Toyota Tacoma slid on ice and hit a light pole northwest of the intersection of 45th and Vine streets.

A Lincoln police sergeant reported smelling a faint odor of alcohol on Brodd's breath at the hospital, and his blood-alcohol content tested 0.17 percent, more than two times the legal limit to drive.

Brodd resigned after an internal investigation was completed.

If convicted under the city violation, Brodd would face up to 60 days in jail, a $500 fine and a one-year license revocation.

He is set to go to court next week in the case.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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