Further Details On Jeff Hardy's DUI Arrest
More on Jeff Hardy's arrest
Further details on Jeff Hardy's arrest have emerged.
The AEW talent was arrested on Monday morning in Volusia County, Florida for DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and violating restrictions placed on his license. This was Hardy's third offence in the last 10 years.
The police report obtained by POST Wrestling noted Florida Highway Patrol officers received calls from four people about a Dodge Charger swerving all over the road while driving along I-95 on Monday. When the responding officer caught up to the vehicle, he observed the automobile was "going significantly under the speed limit, weaving across travel lanes and running off the shoulder of the roadway."
The driver then failed to immediately pull over and did not do so in a safe manner. The police officer stated Hardy "appeared to be in a stupor and confused" and the AEW talent was initially unable to put the car in park and the car rolled forward after he released the brake. Hardy then quickly reapplied the brake and managed to finally place the car in park. Hardy then failed to unlock his door and had to be assisted by the responding officer before the 44-year-old was ordered to exit the vehicle.
Hardy was said to have "reeked" of an alcoholic beverage and a field sobriety test showed Hardy was unsteady on his feet, had severe nystagmus, and could not complete any of the exercises without the risk of falling. As a result, Hardy was arrested.
ESPN's Marc Raimondi noted that Hardy took a breathalyser test. His first sample was a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.294 before a second sample that registered 0.291, over three times above the legal limit in Florida of 0.8.
TMZ also noted that Hardy "had a driving restriction which required him to have an interlock device in his vehicle" but the Charger was not fitted with that device.
Hardy was scheduled to team with his brother Matt on Wednesday's edition of Dynamite in a Three-Way Ladder Match for the AEW World Tag Team Titles against Jurassic Express and The Young Bucks. AEW have not advertised the match since Hardy's arrest and the promotion have told WarnerMedia to cease all promotion of Jeff.