Hairston pleads to lesser charge

UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston was arrested in June following a stop at a license checkpoint. Hairston, 20, was charged with driving without a license. He, along with two other men, were also charged with possession of marijuana. He was later taken off the team. » Read more « (Photo courtesy of UNC)

September 3, 2013 10:28:07 AM PDT
Suspended UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday in a Rowan County traffic case.

Hairston - North Carolina's leading scorer - was charged with speeding and reckless driving last month after an officer said he was clocked doing 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Through his attorney, Hairston pleaded to 75 in a 65 and "reckless movements" Tuesday. Hairston did not appear in court.

He will pay a $40 fine and court costs.

UNC suspended Hairston indefinitely on July 28, hours after he was stopped on southbound Interstate 85. That marked the third off-court misstep this offseason for the junior, who was cited twice in the span of a month by authorities while driving a rental vehicle linked to a felon.

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