Nova Scotia RCMP say a 36-year-old Cole Harbour woman driving with two children has been charged with impaired driving after breath tests showed she was five times over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Jennifer Ann Sims was arrested on Sunday and spent the night in police custody.

She appeared in Dartmouth provincial court on Monday and was charged with impaired driving, having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08, driving while disqualified and two counts of breaching probation.

Sims was arrested after an officer saw a car stopped in the middle of Forest Hills Parkway, near Chameau Crescent in Cole Harbour, at around noon on Sunday. A woman inside showed signs of impairment, said police.

An eight-month-old baby and a 13-year-old child were also in the car. They were taken away by police.

Sims was arrested and provided breath samples that police say were five times the legal blood-alcohol limit.

According to court documents, this is the fourth time in five years that Sims has been charged with impaired driving-related offences.

She was convicted of impaired driving in March 2009 after a traffic stop a month earlier in Westphal, outside Dartmouth.

In September 2012, she pleaded guilty to two charges: having a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 in connection with an incident in September 2010 and refusing the breathalyzer in May 2011.