Woman accused of hitting mother, child with car appears in court

GRAHAM, N.C. — Stormie Vancil was in Alamance County Court Wednesday for a first appearance in Graham.

Vancil is the woman accused of hitting a mother and baby with a car in Burlington Wednesday.

Police charged Vancil with DWI and Felony Serious Injury with a Vehicle.

Investigators said she hit Melissa Flynn, who was knocked off the hood of the car, and ran over Flynn’s 10-month-old baby, Aubrey, who was in a stroller in the E.R. parking lot of Alamance Regional Medical Center.

According to a warrant FOX8 obtained Thursday, the “tires rolled over and on top of the infant’s head causing severe injuries.”

The warrant said the accident was unintentional.

In her first appearance 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.”

Police said the husband’s charges were an unrelated case.

Judge Kathryn Overby told Vancil she could make that request in a separate bond hearing Friday.

Judge Overby also explained the maximum possible sentence for DWI is three years. She said the maximum possible sentence for the Felony Injury charge was 59 months.

Assistant Burlington Police Chief Chris Verdeck said baby Aubrey was stable despite critical injuries. She was flown to UNC Hospital after the accident.

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