A Brunswick police officer received minor injuries when her cruiser struck a moose while driving southbound on Interstate 295 this morning.

Police Lt. Lynne Doucette was checking for a reported moose wandering on the highway near Mile Marker 28. As she neared Mile 24 at 3:26 a.m., she prepared to pull over to check a vehicle in the breakdown lane when she hit the moose.

The moose, which landed on the windshield, was killed. The cruiser suffered “total” damage.

Doucette was taken to Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick with muscular pains, according to Lt. Thomas Garrepy.