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Update: OPD bike officer hit by car near 13th & Cass

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Posted at 9:18 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 07:31:16-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha police say Officer Romina Perez, who was doing bike patrol around the College World Series, was struck by a Hyundai Accent near the intersection of 13th and Cass Street around 8:45 p.m. Monday.

She injured her knee in the crash.

The police department posted on Facebook that Perez is doing well and expected to make a full recovery.

OPD's investigation revealed the driver swerved around a stopped vehicle waiting at a red light, drove over a median and hit Perez, who was also waiting at a red light.

Medics took Perez to Nebraska Medicine.

Police say the driver of the Hyundai Accent drove through the red light and left the scene.

They believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision.

Numerous officers in the area quickly located the car and driver near 13th and Mike Fahey.

Police booked Breanna Mickles, 26, on several charges including DUI, Reckless Driving, Child Abuse Neglect, Open Container and Marijuana possession.

Officers also located an infant, who they say was improperly restrained, in the back of the car.

"Crashes like these are unfortunate reminders about the dangers of drinking and driving and violating the rules of the road," OPD said on Facebook.

UPDATE: Bail for Mickles has been set at $25,000.