September 28, 1996 in Idaho

Cops: Driver Took Hurt Teens Home Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene, Then Refusing To Call Ambulance

Associated Press
 

An Auburn woman has been charged with vehicular assault and felony hit and run for allegedly taking two teenagers to her home instead of calling for help after striking them with her car.

Victoria Stanfield, 28, will be arraigned Monday on the charges filed Thursday by King County prosecutors.

Her boyfriend, Charles Leviege, 29, also was charged with felony hit and run and will be arraigned Oct. 4. Prosecutors say he helped Stanfield take the injured boys to their house and also failed to call for help.

The two boys and two girls were walking on a residential street near Auburn on April 19 when Stanfield’s car hit three of them, prosecutors allege.

Joey DeVore, 15, suffered fractured bones in his leg, a torn tendon in one finger and cuts and scrapes. Chris Como, 16, suffered a compound fracture of the wrist, a sprained ankle and a knee injury.

Jennifer Meadors, 14, suffered a concussion, a broken wrist, a sprained knee and toe, and scrapes and bruises.

A passing motorist took Meadors and the fourth teen to Meadors’ house, where an ambulance was called.

After taking the boys to her house, Stanfield ignored their pleas for help, prosecutors contend.

“You’re not hurt that bad,” the teens said she told them. “Look at my face. I’m cut. There’s a big cut on my face.”

It took an hour for police to track down Stanfield, using a license plate number provided by the motorist who aided the girls.

Stanfield’s blood alcohol level was .12 when tested about three hours after the accident, prosecutors said. A level of .10 is legally considered intoxicated.

Stanfield remained in custody because of a parole violation, prosecutors spokesman Dan Donohoe said.

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