The driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured a 17-year-old boy earlier this month in Marinette has been charged with a felony. Amber L. Renner, 36, of Marinette was charged Thursday in Marinette County Circuit Court with knowingly operate a motor vehicle while suspended, causing great bodily harm. The Class 1 felony carries a maximum penalty of three and a half years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Marinette County Attorney DeShea Morrow and Marinette Police Chief Jon LaCombe both noted that the charge is an allegation, and the defendant maintains the presumption of innocence. Renner was allegedly driving west in the 2000 block of Carny Avenue shortly before noon on December 8th when her silver SUV struck Bryce Steinfath in the crosswalk near the intersection with Josephine Street by Higley Field. Steinfath, a junior at Marinette High School, was walking home on Thomas Street after school had let out early that day. Renner also faces citations for inattentive driving, driving without insurance, and driving with a suspending license. She will make her initial appearance in Judge Jane Sequin’s Branch 1 courtroom on January 16th.