PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County Police say an officer has been suspended from duty after he crashed his cruiser while under the influence of alcohol.

Police say Cpl. Rodney Lewis was off-duty and wasn’t acting in a law enforcement capacity at the time of the crash, which occurred early Friday morning on the Capital Beltway in northern Virginia.

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Police say Lewis was driving on Interstate 495 near the American Legion Memorial Bridge when he lost control and struck a jersey wall. He was hospitalized with serious but not life threatening injuries.

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Police say he’s been charged with driving under the influence by police in connection with the crash.

Lewis is a 12-year veteran of the department and has been suspended with pay.

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