North Carolina

Rental tied to UNC player gets 12 parking tickets

Posted August 9, 2013

A rental car driven by suspended North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston also had a dozen campus parking citations over a two-month period, according to records released by the university Friday.

Hairston was charged in May with speeding while driving the 2012 Camaro, which has a Virginia license plate. There were no citations for vehicles registered to Hairston and it's unclear if he was in possession of the rental car at the time of the parking violations. The vehicle was rented from Hertz by a felon facing pending drug charges, or a woman sharing the felon's home address, at the time of each citation.

The violations run from April 1 to May 28, according to records released by the school in response to a public records request by The Associated Press. Ten of them were issued while the car was rented from March 25 to April 15 under the name of Haydn Patrick "Fats" Thomas, whose name also appeared on rental records for the 2013 SUV that Hairston was driving on the night of his June arrest on a misdemeanor drug charge that was later dismissed.

The final two parking citations were issued while the car was rented from April 25 to June 17 under the name of Catinia Farrington, who shares Thomas' Durham address. Hairston was charged May 13 with driving 54 mph in a 45-mph zone in Durham in the car.

Three of the citations were issued while the Camaro was parked near the Smith Center and Hairston's dorm.

American Traffic Solutions, an Arizona-based company that handles unpaid parking violations for Hertz and other rental agencies, paid UNC $265 in a check dated May 30 to cover seven violations for the Camaro. Charles Territo, a spokesman for American Traffic Solutions, said Friday evening that the company then billed $685 - which included administrative fees and a fine - on June 18 to Thomas' credit card listed on rental records for the vehicle.

"Our goal is to ensure the Hertz Corporation isn't penalized for a violation received by one of its renters," Territo said.

Three citations were listed only as warnings without financial penalty. Two of the most recent violations for parking without a valid permit, carrying $40 fines, remain unpaid, according to the UNC Department of Public Safety's online database. Territo said payment on those tickets is pending.

In addition, a 2009 Porsche Cayenne registered to Farrington was twice cited for campus parking violations, once on April 19 and once on July 1, according to school records.

Hairston, 20, was suspended indefinitely from the team July 28, hours after state police pulled him over for driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone - his third run-in with authorities since May. He was cited for speeding, and careless and reckless driving while driving a 2008 Acura owned by a friend, Randi Lee Furr.

Hairston was the Tar Heels leading scorer, averaging 14.6 points for the season. He announced in April that he would return for his junior season instead of entering the NBA draft.

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  • VT1994Hokie Aug 12, 2013

    PJ is (was)projected as being a 1st team ACC player. I don't believe that UNC can afford to allow him to play after the many hits. He should have left and would have been in the NBA. Hinesight is always 20-20. The NBA would not touch him right now.

  • YouGotThatRight Aug 10, 2013

    Hsiflee, call people names much?

  • hsiflee Aug 10, 2013

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    ...You R a DB...

  • hsiflee Aug 10, 2013

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    ...Crybaby...

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Aug 10, 2013

    If he waits for all the facts to come out before making a decision, then PJ will be able to graduate with honors with a Swahili degree before ol' Roy makes a decision.

    DRIP........DRIP.........DRIP

  • FE_ORA Aug 10, 2013

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    Poor thang doesn't know the difference between LSU & NCSU. That was LES MILES that let his players vote on whether a teammate would be suspended for several off the field transgressions. Of course, they voted for him NOT to be suspended & TCU coach Gary Patterson (LSU's opening opponent) called Miles out on it.

    But, don't expect UNC fans to know much about football. Maybe Roy will let the team vote on PJ's future, since he's already proven not to have a big enough sack to make decisions on his own. He was supposed to be "waiting for all the facts to come out." Well, Roy. They're STILL coming out.

  • packfan07 Aug 10, 2013

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    If PJ played football at State at least he would know what its like to go to a bowl game and actually win.

  • Over at the hill Aug 10, 2013

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    all the stuff at unc have been proven to be true, 2 football players at are taking their medicine and now they get to play but you go ahead and stick your head in the sand and keep saying make it go away!!

  • FAN72 Aug 10, 2013

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    Link? I must have missed the article that said the team had a vote. I believe you are mixing articles about NC State and another school.

  • Tunaboy Aug 10, 2013

    lovely how WRAL keeps stirring the same dung heap and the same flies keep coming back for a taste ... enjoy it ag-dogs

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