A Rock Island police officer has been arrested on a driving under the influence charge after his car hit a tree and house in the 2500 block of 30th Street.

Chris Halberg, 25, of Rock Island bonded out after posting $100 bond and his driver's license following the accident at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, Rock Island Assistant Chief Jason Foy said Monday. An internal investigation has been started.

He is charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage, according to Rock Island County court records.

Halberg has been with the police department since September 2010.

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Halberg was driving south on 30th Street when he lost control of his car and hit a tree and then a house, according to police reports. He was the only passenger in the car and was uninjured. Rock Island police responded to the accident.

Foy declined to say if Halberg took a field sobriety test at the time of his arrest. He also wouldn't comment on the officer's status with the department, saying it is early in the internal investigation.

No documents were filed Monday in Rock Island County traffic court.

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