A Perth driver charged over the death of a baby boy last month has issued a statement saying she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone for the pain she has caused.

Melissa Ann Waters, 35, is facing a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Nate Dunbar, aged eight months, in Merriwa on January 25.

The baby was asleep when a ute being driven by Ms Waters crashed into his room.

She is also facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Her lawyer told the court his client admitted causing the baby's death but was waiting for further information to be disclosed before pleading to the charges.

In a statement issued outside the court, Ms Waters said she had caused the death of an innocent child and unbearable suffering to those who loved him.

She said she would spend the rest of her life trying to atone for the pain and loss had she had caused.

Ms Waters said apologising was not enough for what she had done and she wished she could change places with the baby.

She is due back in court in April.

One of her bail conditions is that she does not consume alcohol.

 

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