Jeff Hardy was arrested for DUI in June 2022, and he’s been dealing with this situation since then. He was suspended from AEW, and now he is preparing for court.
Jeff Hardy’s history with alcohol and other substances is well-known. WWE even wrapped it into his on-screen stories to add an uncomfortable reality to his angles. Sadly, those demons popped up again for the former WWE World Champion.
Jeff Hardy was arrested on DUI hours after he performed a music set at a Dave & Busters in Florida. He openly drank on stage and even commented about how bad it is for him. Nobody expected that things would turn out like they did.
PW Insider has an update on the situation where it is reported that Jeff Hardy is set for court on Wednesday this week. If all things go according to the current plan, Hardy will see his day in court for a pre-trial hearing on January 18th.
Jeff Hardy’s latest pre-trial hearing, which has been pushed back several times, is scheduled for this Wednesday 1/18 at 8:30 AM. Court records indicate there are depositions in the case scheduled for next week as well.
Hardy, 45, was arrested on 6/28/22 at 9:55 AM and charged with charged with DUI (Alcohol or Drugs), third offense within ten years, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked and violation of restrictions placed on driver’s license. The primary charge is a felony under Florida law, punishable up to five years’ imprisonment, should Hardy be convicted. The others would fall under misdemeanors. He filed a written plea of not guilty filed with the court on 6/28/22.
Hardy’s attorneys waived his right to a speedy trial and requested a hearing originally set for this past July be pushed back 60 days to assist in his defense. Hardy’s scheduled hearing last October was then again pushed back following a last minute motion from his attorney that noted Hardy’s attorneys “recently provided extensive mitigation materials to the counsel for the State” and that “The parties require additional time to negotiate a potential pretrial resolution”, so it appeared that the two sides are working on a plea agreement that would prevent a trial.
Jeff Hardy already had DUI-related offense in March 2018 and October 2019 in North Carolina. We’re hoping for the best in this situation, but this is an ongoing issue for Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy’s return to AEW largely depends on how this situation pans out for him. These are serious charges, especially since this is not Jeff Hardy’s first DUI situation. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.
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