We were walking the other way and ended up underground, when the silver SUV came around Lenoir Hall past Greenlaw then turned and sped through the large crowd standing near the Pit. James Cooley and other chased the car as he continued to accelerate past Davis Library and back on the roads. NandO reports that the driver turned himself in with a 911 call.
We were in Banditto’s and watched the news helicopter show us the Pit and yellow police ribbon.
Reports so far: News and Observer, Daily Tar Heel (notices that it was a rental car from the Enterprise store near the site of the driver’s arrest), WRAL, ABC-11, Herald Sun and of course Orange Politics (who had the first and the last word).
UPDATE: The driver was identified as a Senior Dean’s List Student from Charlotte, M R Taheriazar. UNC News Release here. Daily Tar Heel is doing the best breaking news.
Update 2: Daily Tar Heel final (maybe) story.