Former WWE star and current AEW wrestler Jeff Hardy arrested for DUI, other charges

Former WWE star and current AEW wrestler Jeff Hardy arrested for DUI, other charges

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Jeff Hardy, a former WWE star and current All Elite Wrestling (AEW) performer, was arrested Monday in Florida for impaired driving and other charges, police said.

Hardy, 44, was arrested for DUI, driving while his license was cancelled/revoked and violating a restriction in which he was required to have a DUI lockout device in his vehicle. It was Hardy’s third DUI offense in the past 10 years and is a third-degree felony, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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Jeff Hardy was arrested in Volusia County, Florida.

Jeff Hardy was arrested in Volusia County, Florida.
(Volusia County Corrections)

The Florida Highway Patrol stopped Hardy in Volusia County on Interstate-4. Police said Hardy was “swerving all over the roadway, failing to maintain (his) lane and running off the roadway…”

Police say Hardy admitted to drinking earlier in the day. Hardy accepted two breathalyzer readings and blew a .294 and a .291. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08.

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WWE professional wrestler Jeff Hardy The Hardy Boyz attends Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 - Day 1 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

WWE professional wrestler Jeff Hardy The Hardy Boyz attends Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 – Day 1 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Hardy, a North Carolina native, was arrested in his home state in 2018 and 2019 for drunk driving. He was also arrested for public intoxication in July 2019 in Myrtle Beach, SC

Hardy is best known for his theatrical performances in the WWE ring. His high-flying style in the company’s Attitude era and beyond made him a fan favorite and created a legacy that lives on to this day.

Jeff Hardy walks to the ring during the WWE World Cup quarterfinal match as part of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Crown Jewel pay-per-view at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on November 2, 2018.

Jeff Hardy walks to the ring during the WWE World Cup quarterfinal match as part of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Crown Jewel pay-per-view at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on November 2, 2018.
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He was let go after another stint with WWE in 2021. As of early 2022, Hardy was playing with his brother Matt for AEW.

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