B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is apologizing after running a red light with her son and a newspaper reporter in the car.

According to an article published in the Vancouver Sun, Clark ran the light while driving her 11-year-old son to a hockey practice at 5:30 a.m. PT.

The reporter who was in the car quotes her son encouraging his mom to run the light.

Clark apologized Sunday after the article was published.

"I shouldn't have done it, and I certainly shouldn't have done it with my son in the car," she said. "But you know, I work hard to be a great parent, and I'm not a perfect parent."

The article also quotes Clark’s son saying she "always does that," but Clark says that’s simply not true.

Clark will likely face some tough questions about the incident at a televised leaders’ debate Monday evening.

The debate airs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. PT on radio, television and online. Follow the debate on twitter at #bcdebate2013.

British Columbians head to the polls on May 14.