Minn. mom allegedly drove drunk, got into collision, with 5 children in the car

Amy Mullin CBS Minnesota

(CBS) MINNEAPOLIS- Amy Mullin, 30, has been charged with two counts of driving while impaired, criminal vehicular operation and endangerment of a child after she allegedly drove drunk with five children in her car and got into a collision, CBS Minnesota reports.

The mother of two was driving five children, aged 2,4,5,7 and 9 months, last Thursday when she turned right in front of another car, causing a crash.

"She pulled in front of another vehicle and the two cars collided," said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.

According to the complaint, police noticed that Mullin smelled like alcohol and had glassy and blood shot eyes. The complaint also noted that Mullin initially lied about how many children were in the car because they were not all buckled in properly.

Mullin allegedly failed a field sobriety test.

"She did take a blood alcohol test at the police station shortly after and came back with a reading of .15," Backstrom said.

If convicted on all counts, Mullin faces up to four years in jail and $12,000 in fines.

Mullin told CBS Minnesota that she takes responsibility for her actions and hopes that people learn from her story.

"Even if they want to have whatever judgment, as long as they learn something, that's what's important," Mullin said.