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Jailhouse Interview: Accused drunk driver apologizes after hitting CHP

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The teen girl accused of driving drunk and slamming into a California Highway Patrol car early Friday morning shared her side of the events with CBS News 8 in a jailhouse interview.

Cerys Mulvey, 19, is accused of driving drunk, running a red light at a Lakeside intersection and slamming her car into a CHP car with a sergeant and officer inside.

After being treated at the hospital, Mulvey was booked into the Las Colinas Jail.

During her interview with CBS News 8, Mulvey appeared to be disinterested, but repeatedly apologized to the officers and friends that were in the car with her for drinking and driving.

"I could have lost my life and I could have killed other people that night - and that is not okay," she said.

According to Mulvey, she and her girlfriend, along with her best friend were hanging out on top of Mt. Helix.

"I took a few shots at Mt. Helix, but I was not drunk," she admitted. Mulvey said she only took three shots, but did not take any of the Xanax CHP found in the car.

Mulvey admitted she stole her father's car last night.

Off camera her father told CBS News 8 his daughter has had a troubled past. As a kid, Mulvey was in and out of foster homes.

"I've gone through some stuff in my life - everyone has," she said.

According to witnesses who came out after hearing the impact of the crash, Mulvey did not look remorseful.

"She just looked like she did not care whether her friend got hurt or she got hurt - she did not care," said Alisha Castille.

Mulvey told CBS News 8, "I do feel bad. That does not make sense because I was literally worried all night about everyone but myself."

As she rolled her eyes she said this was the first and last time she will drink and drive. Further, she said she cannot explain why she did it.

"I mean, I did what I did and I feel bad about it. I don't have an excuse why I did it," she said.

The friends were transported to the hospital for complaints of pain. The CHP officers were treated for minor injuries.

Mulvey is being held on a $100,000 bail and is being charged with felony DUI causing great bodily injury.

She is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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