Drunk NC Woman Runs Over Baby’s Head in a Hospital Parking Lot: Faces Up 59 Months in Jail, Punishment Fit the Crime?

On Wednesday, Apr. 2, Stormie Vancil was charged with driving while impaired and felony serious injury by vehicle. The 26-year-old woman reportedly ran over a 10-month-old baby’s head in the parking lot of the Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC.

According to the Burlington Police Department, Melissa Flynn was placing her daughter, Aubrey, in a stroller when they were struck by a 1996 Nissan Sentra in the emergency room parking lot. The warrant stated that Vancil’s “tires rolled over and on top of the infant’s head causing severe injuries.”

Later that day, Burlington police officials returned to the parking lot to reconstruct the scene in an effort to determine how fast Vancil may have been driving at the time of the accident. However, no further details have been released in reference to that part of the investigation.

WGHP-TV reports that Flynn’s injuries were minor, as she has been treated and released later that day. But, due to the nature of the baby’s injuries, she was airlifted and transferred to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The police department stated that she was reportedly in stable condition despite the severe injuries.

On Friday, Apr. 4, Vancil was scheduled to appear in the Alamance County District Court to request a bond reduction. Vancil stated that she needed to make arrangements to have her children taken care of since it there was a possibility that her husband would also be going to jail on unrelated charges.

Judge Kathryn Overby explained that the request could be made in a separate hearing. She also explained the possible jail time Vancil could face if convicted of the charges – a maximum sentence of three years for the DWI and up to 59 months for the Felony Injury charge.

If anyone has further information in reference to this incident, please contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3530, or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.

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