A single vehicle collision Wednesday night caused a woman to be arrested for driving intoxicated, and her 2-month-old baby to be flown to a nearby hospital for injuries suffered.
According to the arrest citation, Stephanie Lynch, 19, of Pikeville, overturned her vehicle while driving along KY 194. The citation accuses her of first offense driving under the influence of unknown drugs, and not having her child properly restrained in a child safety seat.
According to Pike Chief Assistant County Attorney Roger Varney, the child, who was only buckled in at the top of a car seat and not the bottom, was flown out of the car seat when the vehicle overturned. He said the baby was flown immediately to Cabell-Huntington Hospital for treatment of its injuries.
Lynch’s arrest citation said she failed several sobriety tests at the scene of the collision, had slurred speech, appeared confused and disoriented, and stated the date was June 23.
The citation also said Lynch had white powder around both nostrils, and that she told the arresting officer that she had snorted a Clonopin earlier.