Video out of Seattle taken at around 1:30 AM early Saturday morning shows two protesters getting hit by a car that was driving around a curved highway with poor visibility at night.
“Investigation into motive and point of entry in to I-5 are still under investigation,” Highway State Patrol trooper Rick Johnson said Saturday morning after confirming the driver was taken into custody.
Blocking traffic at night around a curved road while wearing mostly dark clothing is a terrible idea.
The media is no doubt waiting to learn the race and political ideology of the driver before deciding whether to blow this up into a big story.
UPDATE: Someone ran the Jaguar’s plates and found the owner is a 27-year-old black man. The man’s name is common among Ethiopian immigrants. Police said the driver is a 27-year-old which suggests it could be the same person but I’m holding off on identifying them until it’s confirmed.