LPD: Off-duty officer had .173 BAC at time of crash

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Lincoln Police said Tuesday an officer who crashed his vehicle on Dec. 2 was drunk at the time of the accident and had a .173 blood alcohol level.

The officer, Matthew Brodd who was off-duty at the time, was cited for first offense DUI-aggravated on Monday.

LPD said Brodd was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and is still recovering from his injuries.

He is not currently working, according to LPD.

Lincoln Police said an internal investigation has been ordered.

The single-vehicle accident took place around 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 near North 45th and Vine Streets, causing damage to Brodd's Toyota Tacoma and a pole.

Brodd was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

According to the LPD accident report, several witnesses told police Brodd's vehicle fishtailed before striking the traffic pole. Those witnesses estimated he was driving about 25 mph before the accident.

The accident caused about $500 in damage to the traffic pole and totaled Brodd's truck, according to the accident report.