A 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Monday night after Omaha police said her vehicle struck an officer patrolling on a bicycle near TD Ameritrade Park.
The officer, Romina Perez, 31, was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries to her left knee and complaining of back pain.
Breanna Mickles of Omaha was arrested on suspicion of DUI with a blood-alcohol level of greater than .15, police said. She was booked into the Douglas County Jail.
Mickles also was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic signal, child abuse by neglect, no proof of insurance, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, having an opening alcohol container and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Police said the child abuse allegation stemmed from an improperly restrained child in the vehicle.
The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at 13th and Cass Streets. Investigators determined that Mickles was driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent northbound on 13th Street approaching Cass Street when the vehicle swerved around a stopped vehicle waiting at a red light, went over the raised curbed median and struck Perez.
Perez had been waiting for the red light on northbound 13th Street at Cass. After the collision, the Hyundai went through the red light before officers stopped it at 13th and Mike Fahey Streets.