A Sydney mother has avoided jail time and apologised after she was caught drunk behind the wheel of a car with three young children on board.
Jackie Mumbler, 37, was three times the legal blood alcohol limit when she was arrested in May, but received a suspended 13-month sentence after undergoing rehabilitation in recent months, according to 7 News Sydney.
Mumbler blew .159 when she was pulled over in West Hoxton with an eight-month old baby and two children aged three and six, at around 5.40pm on a Monday evening.
The three-year-old child was reportedly unrestrained in the back seat.
"It was a bit of a spin out," she told reporters outside Liverpool Courthouse today.
"I didn't know what was going to happen ... I thought I was going to go to prison but I've done my rehabilitation," she said.
"It's a big big turning point for me, opened my eyes."
At the time Mumbler's licence was suspended and she was charged with a slew of offences including high-range drink driving, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, use of an uninsured vehicle and driving with a child unrestrained.
It was the second time she had been sprung intoxicated on the road in under a year.