REVERE (CBS) – The woman who police say left the scene of a Revere drunk driving crash that seriously injured two children appeared in court on Tuesday. Prosecutors say she left the scene with one of the children, but didn’t appear concerned about the health of the second.
Massachusetts State Police say 37-year-old Cecelia Miranda rolled over her car early Sunday morning on Route 16 near the Route 1 ramp.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Up to 2 Feet Of Snow And Possibly Blizzard Conditions Saturday
Witnesses said she left the scene in a bystander’s car with a seriously injured 6-year-old. A 10-year-old was left behind at the scene and another bystander took that child to an area hospital with severe injuries.
Miranda was arrested at Mass General Hospital on a long list of charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol with serious bodily injury.
Prosecutors said in court on Tuesday that police smelled an “overwhelming scent of alcohol” on Miranda. She allegedly told police she drank three beers and three or four shots before driving.READ MORE: Celtics Reportedly Discussed A Marcus Smart Trade With Atlanta Hawks
According to court documents, Miranda told police during the booking process “I know I f—– up” and “I shouldn’t have driven with them”
Both children involved in the crash suffered severe injuries. Prosecutors said the 6-year-old was Miranda’s, but she seemed “indifferent” to the well-being of the second child who was left behind at the scene.
Miranda told police she left the second child behind because she “needed to be with her child and that my son was the only thing that mattered.” The 10-year-old told police Miranda had been drinking all night at a family party in Everett.
A defense attorney for Miranda told the court she is a married mother of three children. She works as a medical assistant.MORE NEWS: Matt Turner Expected To Start For USMNT In Thursday Night's World Cup Qualifier
The judge set Miranda’s bail at $7,500. She was put in handcuffs following her arraignment.