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Raleigh police sergeant's crash stumps investigators

Posted December 30, 2008 6:06 a.m. EST
Updated December 30, 2008 7:50 a.m. EST

— Investigators were still trying to determine who was at fault for a wreck late Sunday involving a Raleigh police sergeant's cruiser and an SUV.

Sgt. Richard Hoffman and the SUV's driver, Christopher Mazur, each claimed he had a green light when their vehicles crashed into each other at the intersection of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail.

Mazur had consumed alcohol, but he was not above the the legal limit, police said.

Emergency crews took Hoffman to Raleigh Community Hospital. He was released Monday morning after tests showed he had no broken bones.

Mazur was not seriously injured. Crews took his passenger, Michael Penick Jr., 21, to WakeMed, where he was in fair condition Tuesday morning.

Officers who specialize in crash reconstruction were trying to determine which driver was at fault for the crash. They are seeking witnesses who may have seen the wreck happen.