MILFORD (CBS) — A young mother appeared before a judge Monday to face charges she was drunk driving with her toddler in the car when she crashed into a minivan, filled with kids.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

Police say 21-year-old Elizabeth Facey crashed into a minivan, sending it into an icy quarry. An adult and three children in the van were able to get out and were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Facey was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing serious injury, child endangerment and failure to stop for police.

Her 3-year-old daughter was secure in a child seat in the backseat of the car. She was not hurt.

At her arraignment Monday, a judge ordered Facey free on personal recognizance. She was also ordered not to drive. Facey is due back in court next month.

One of the victims of the crash, Elena Nosiglia, 13, was there to see the person who caused her injuries.

“My finger had to get six stitches and I fractured it, my neck is still in pain,” she said.

The parents of the woman who was driving the minivan were also in court. They said everyone who was in the minivan is now out of the hospital and they are thankful to those that helped at the scene.

“Whoever came and got them out, she wants to thank them, we are just so grateful,” Linda George said. “These kids don’t understand what can happen when they drink. The fact that her daughter was in the car, I’m just glad her daughter is OK.”

The Department of Children and Families says they are investigating.



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