Published: Oct 13, 2012 8:10 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 14, 2012 10:43 AM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol investigators say a Boyton Beach mom drank 3 1/2 bottles of wine before taking her kids on a dangerous road trip that ended in Southwest Florida.

Janet Malizia, 49, was arrested in Collier County Friday night after a hit and run crash on I-75.

When troopers caught up to her, they found her two children crying inside the car. One of the children told troopers their mother had purchased 5 bottles of wine at a gas station on the east coast, before hitting the road.

FHP says Malizia failed a field sobriety test, then later confessed that she knew it was wrong to be drinking while driving.