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My mom drank 3 bottles of wine before crash, boy, 11, tells Fla. cops

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(CBS/AP) NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy blew the whistle on his mom, after she smashed her BMW into an SUV Friday night, then fled the scene.

The youth told Florida Highway Patrol troopers his mother drank three bottles of wine before crashing her BMW. Her two children were not seriously injured, according to CBS Tampa.

The Naples Daily News reports Janet Malizia's 11-year-old son handed investigators a cup of wine from inside the car and described how his mother bought the alcohol from a gas station. The woman, from Boynton Beach, told troopers she knew it was "wrong to be drinking with her kids in the car."

Collier County jail records Malizia, 49, posted $7,500 bond Saturday. She faces charges of driving under the influence, property damage and leaving the scene of a crash.

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