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Jeff Hardy's Pre-Trial Hearing Pushed Back

Update on Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy's pre-trial hearing for his June DUI arrest has been delayed. 

Hardy was set to appear in court on October 19 but the AEW talent's attorney filed a motion in Volusia County, Florida on Tuesday asking for the hearing to be pushed back. Prosecutors agreed and the pre-trial hearing will now take place on Thursday, November 17.

The hearing was pushed back, according to court documents, because Hardy's attorney "recently provided extensive mitigation materials" to the prosecution. As a result, "the parties require additional time to negotiate a potential pretrial resolution."

Hardy was arrested on the morning of Monday, June 13 on charges of DUI, driving with a revoked or suspended license, and violating restrictions placed on his license. A breathalyser test showed Hardy was three times above the legal limit and he admitted to police officers that he had been drinking double shots of Fireball whiskey prior to getting behind the wheel. Hardy also had an upcoming brain scan due to an injury he suffered at Double or Nothing in May.

Hardy has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His pre-trial hearing was originally scheduled for August but was pushed back to October before the request for a further delay this week. 

The former WWE Champion remains suspended by All Elite Wrestling. He will reportedly return after his legal affairs have been settled and Hardy has shown he can maintain his sobriety.  

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