LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The driver of a semi involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Lincoln has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins told KOLN-TV that the rig rear-ended a pickup about 8 p.m. Saturday, sending both vehicles into a concrete barrier in the middle of the highway and taking down a light pole. Several other vehicles crashed as a result, with five people taken to hospitals.

Collins says the driver of the semi, 46-year-old man from Elk Grove, Calif., was taken to the Lancaster County jail. He was released Sunday.

Online court records available Sunday didn’t reflect a charge against him.

A hospital spokesperson says one of the crash victims remained hospitalized Sunday in serious condition.

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