Police: Aiken woman gets DUI with 6 grandkids in car

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Police say a South Carolina woman driving with her six grandchildren has been charged with driving under the influence.

North Augusta police told The Aiken Standard that 44-year-old Cheryl Johnson was pulled over around 9 p.m. Saturday after her vehicle struck two curbs.

Officers say they could smell alcohol and Johnson was confused and her speech was slurred. They say she told them she drank two beers before she was pulled over.

Authorities say her blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

Police say all six children in the vehicle were younger than 10, including a 2-year-old that was not in a child seat.

A phone listing for Johnson could not be found and it wasn't clear if she had an attorney.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.