A 26-year-old North Carolina woman has been arrested for running over a 10-month-old girl’s head while driving drunk.
According to authorities, Stormie Vancil faces charges of felony serious injury with a vehicle and driving while impaired in an emergency room parking lot at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Police say Vancil was driving through the hospital lot while Melissa Flynn was seating her 10-month-old daughter into a stroller.
The report states that the car’s tires “rolled over and on top of the infant’s head.” The car also hit the girl’s mother.
The girl was transported by helicopter to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill and is currently in stable condition. Her mother was treated and released from the hospital.
Appearing in court on Wednesday, Vancil asked the judge “Is there any way I can ask for a bond reduction so I can make arrangements for my children? Cause my husband is also getting locked up.”
Her husband is due in court on charges from an unrelated incident. According to police, Vancil had a male passenger in the car with her and may have been arguing with him at the time of the incident.
Vancil was originally held on $7,500 bond for the DWI charge that has since been raised to $500,000 for the felony injury charge. She faces up to three years in prison for the DWI charge and as much as 59 months in prison for the felony injury charge.
Police are currently reconstructing the scene to try to figure out what speed Vancil’s car was traveling at during the time of the incident.