Officer crashes into telephone pole

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KENT, Wash. -  A Kent officer crashed into telephone pole late Friday night, police said. 

The crash happened at 148th Street just before midnight. 

Police said the officer saw a car commit a traffic violation and sped up to catch up with the vehicle. It was not a pursuit.

The officer lost control of his vehicle and ran into a telephone pole. 

The officer was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.