MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 27-year-old Katelyn Kramsky of Milwaukee made a brief appearance in court on Friday, November 22nd -- and she waived her right to a preliminary hearing. The judge hearing the case also bound her over for trial.
Kramsky is charged in connection with an incident in which a pedestrian was struck by a car on Brady St. on the city’s east side.
27-year-old David Stefanik was attempting to cross the road with a group of friends when he was struck by Kramsky.
Surveillance video from a nearby bar captured the incident.
Kramsky faces two charges for the incident which happened just after on Sunday, November 10th. Those charges include injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and duty upon striking.
According to the criminal complaint, an officer on patrol on N. Farwell Ave. noticed a car disregard a red traffic signal at Farwell and Brady Streets just after 2 a.m. The officer noticed the car had “severe damage to the vehicle’s windshield.” When the officer conducted a traffic stop, he noticed Kramsky was the driver and he “detected an odor of alcohol on her breath and saw that her eyes were watery.”
The complaint says the officer asked Kramsky what happened and she replied, “I don’t know. I hit someone on Brady Street.” When the officer asked Kramsky if she had been drinking, she replied, “Yes, I should not have been driving."
If convicted, Kramsky faces up to 27 1/2 years in prison and $75,000 in fines. She is currently out on bail. She'll be back in court to enter a plea to charges on December 12th.
The victim's father says Stefanik remains in the hospital's trauma unit.