LLohanBLUE072312_01_X17pic2.jpgLindsay Lohan "smelled like alcohol real bad" after reportedly striking a pedestrian in NYC ... and this is according to the victim, Jose Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, a Manhattan chef, tells the New York Daily News that Lilo was also slurring her words when she struck him with her Porsche in front of NYC's Dream hotel just after midnight.

The victim adds, "[I] saw this car come real quick and hit me. I was in so much pain ... I fell to the side."

After leaving the hotel at around 2:30am, Lohan was arrested for leaving the scene.

The Liz & Dick actress was not given a breathalyzer test.

Rodriguez was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for torn tendons. Lindsay denies the entire incident.