Former WWE wrestler and current AEW star Jeff Hardy pleaded no guilty to a DUI offense earlier this week.
The guilty plea prevents any admission of guilt, but allows Hardy to avoid jail time. He was credited with 38 days of time served.
One half of the Hardy Boyz duo, his driver’s license will be suspended for a decade, according to Wrestling Observer.
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Hardy was arrested June 28 in Florida, where he was charged with one count of driving under the influence, one count of driving with a suspended license and one count of driving while his license was restricted. He originally pleaded not guilty and faced five years in prison. It was his third DUI arrest in the last 10 years, which is a third degree felony.
Hardy will pay $4,586 in fines and serve two years of probation. He must also attend a rehabilitation program.
AEW suspended Hardy after his arrest, announcing that he would only return «after successfully completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety.»
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Florida Highway Patrol arrested Hardy in Volusia County on Interstate 4. Police said Hardy «steered all the way down the road, couldn’t keep (his) lane and ran off the road…»
Police said Hardy admitted to drinking earlier in the day. Hardy agreed with two breathalyzer readings and blew a 0.294 and 0.291. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08.
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He was fired after one stint with WWE in 2021. As of early 2022, Hardy was performing with his brother Matt for AEW.