A 26-year-old mother who is accused of driving into an Omaha police bicycle officer near TD Ameritrade Park had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Omahan Breanna Mickles has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. She faces a maximum of three years in prison if convicted. Wednesday, Douglas County Judge John Huber ordered Mickles to be held on $25,000 bail.

Officials say Mickles’ car hit Officer Romina Perez, who was on a bicycle helping direct traffic at 13th and Cass Streets. Mickles was driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent north on 13th Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday when she swerved around a stopped vehicle waiting at a red light, police said. Mickles then drove over the curbed median and struck Perez, prosecutor Anthony Clowe said.

Mickles continued to drive north — through the red light on Cass Street — for about a block until officers stopped the car, police said.

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Perez, 31, was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries to her left knee and complaints of back pain. She has been released from the hospital.

Officers found Mickles’ 6-month-old son in the car, unrestrained. A preliminary breath test showed that her blood alcohol content was .249, Clowe said. Officers said they also found an ounce of marijuana and an open alcohol container in the vehicle.

Mickles lives with her grandmother, Teela Mickles, who attended Wednesday’s court hearing. Teela Mickles is the founder and CEO of Compassion in Action Inc., a nonprofit organization that aids inmates and family members affected by incarceration.

Teela Mickles said her granddaughter suffers from postpartum depression and bipolar disorder. She expressed sympathy for the injured police officer and said she hopes her granddaughter receives help.

“It’s totally irresponsible on her part,” Mickles said. “She was not herself.”

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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