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JEFF HARDY LEGAL UPDATE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-04-27 13:03:00

WWE star Jeff Hardy's scheduled court appearance in Moore County Court in North Carolina today regarding his October 2019 arrest for Driving While Impaired has been pushed back to Thursday 7/16 as all court cases have been pushed back due to court closures stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hardy was arrested the evening of Thursday 10/3/19 in Moore County, North Carolina.    The police report for the arrest notes that authorities received a tip about a careless driver around 8:40 PM that evening.   Authorities located Hardy's car in front of a liquor store and he emerged carrying a case of beer.  Authorities followed the car and pulled him over after they "observed him weaving badly in his lane." 

Hardy had "what seemed to be dried blood on his nose", according to the police report and told officers that he and his wife "got into a fight."  The police report stated that Hardy admitted to having two shots of vodka and admitted to being impaired.  Hardy failed a field sobriety test and according to the report, he was "was uncooperative when asked for a breathalyzer or blood sample."  A judge signed off on a search warrant, allowing officers to extract a blood sample from Hardy.

Hardy's driver's license has been revoked pending the resolution of the case..

Hardy had not been on the road with WWE as he was recovering from a leg injury at the time.  During an March appearance on WWE Backstage, Hardy acknowledged his personal problems, publicly disclosing that he went to an in-patient rehabiliation program, something that WWE had suggested after Hardy's arrest for DWI last October in North Carolina.  As PWInsider.com previously reported, WWE had pushed Hardy to address his health and were very happy that Hardy strongly did so.  Hardy noted that going through the program was one of the best things he's ever done for himself.

Hardy returned to the ring on the 3/13 edition of Smackdown, wrestling King Corbin, but has not appeared for WWE since the company began using a smaller crew at WWE Performance Center TV tapings in Orlando stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.  Over the last several weeks, WWE has been running documentary style footage on Hardy lifted from a WWE Network special to build to his return to WWE storylines on Smackdown.

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