Woman charged in incident of pedestrian struck on Water St.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A 32-year-old Milwaukee woman faces charges in connection with an incident on May 31st, in which she is accused of striking a pedestrian on Water Street.

32-year-old Roberta Mello of Milwaukee faces one count of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle (great bodily harm) and one count of OWI (second and subsequent offense).

A criminal complaint against Mello says two officers were conducting a traffic stop early on May 31st, when they observed a vehicle crash occur and a pedestrian rolling of the hood and windshield of a vehicle that was headed northbound -- a 2004 Toyota Camry.

The complaint says officers spoke with Mello and observed a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from her breath.

An officer asked Mello if she had been drinking, and she said "of course I was" -- according to the complaint.

Mello was asked to perform field sobriety tests, and performed poorly.

Mello submitted to an analysis of her blood, and she was taken to the hospital for a blood draw.

The pedestrian who was struck, identified as George Hubbard, suffered several injuries -- including a broken left ankle, broken left arm, a 7-8 inch laceration to his left bicep, a broken right clavicle rib, an indentation to the rear of his skull, bleeding on the brain and spinal fractures.

Hubbard remains in the ICU.

Mello received her first OWI conviction in March of 2008 for an incident that occurred in May of 2007.