UNC tennis player faces more charges

August 28, 2008 8:56:16 AM PDT
A UNC tennis player, who was charged with DWI after hitting two students, made a court appearance Thursday to face two additional charges.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Kearney is charged with two counts of felonious serious injury by vehicle. It is the first time Chapel Hill Police have filed the charge, and it is relatively new on the books.

Kearney is also charged with DWI, felony hit-and-run, underage drinking and driving and having two fake IDs.

Kearney hit two students around 2 a.m. Sunday, August 17. He was driving down Columbia Street in Chapel Hill towards Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Police say he ran off the road and struck a rock wall, hitting two student pedestrians.

The tennis player is not completing the fall semester of school and returned to California. He will continue to return to Orange County for court dates.


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