• Jeff Hardy was arrested for his third DUI issue within the past 10 years
  • The former WWE star has since been released on bail
  • Hardy and AEW received a harsh message from Bill DeMott

The pro wrestling community has again been rocked after reports emerged that current All Elite Wrestling (AEW) talent and WWE icon Jeff Hardy was arrested for his third driving under the influence (DUI) offense within the past 10 years.

Because of that, his license has been suspended and should be nowhere near the steering wheel.

ESPN’s Marc Raimondi obtained a copy of the Florida Highway Patrol’s arrest report wherein Hardy was in a white car, later identified as a Dodge Charger, and was driving erratically at I-95 at around 12:30 AM on Monday, June 13.

Raimondi noted that the officer noticed Hardy “in a stupor and confused” according to the report.

The report also mentioned how Hardy reeked of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, and “could not complete any portion of sobriety exercises successfully ‘without risk of falling.’”

A breath test was also done on Hardy to confirm their suspicions with the first sample read being 0.294 of blood-alcohol content while the second sample was at 0.291, well above the 0.08 legal limit to drive in Florida.

Post Wrestling released more of the details regarding Hardy’s latest troubles with the law and the arresting officer having been identified as trooper Zach Steiner in Volusia County.

According to Steiner, “the driver did not immediately pull over and failed to pull over in a safe manner. The vehicle eventually pulled over onto the northbound outside shoulder of Interstate 95.”

It later came to light that Hardy was released on bond after 1st Coast Bail Bonds & Surety handled the pro wrestling star’s $3,500 bond.

Hardy was set to perform on AEW Dynamite in a three-team ladder match with his brother Matt Hardy against the Jurassic Express (composed of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy) and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson).

Fightful reported that the ladder match was no longer being advertised for the show and Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio noted that WarnerMedia was told to stop all of their promotions that include Hardy.

Controversial pro wrestling personality and former WWE NXT trainer Bill DeMott was understandably livid with the situation as he lost his daughter to a drunk driver.

“3rd DUI in 10 years. No license, no business behind the wheel, probation violations… He should be held accountable on all charges and not allowed bail,” DeMott wrote on his private Twitter account as quoted by NoDQ.

Hardy’s troubles with substance abuse and alcohol have a long history of its own, the most notable incident being during his stint with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) at Victory Road in 2006.

Only time will tell what sanctions AEW will mete out on Hardy for his latest run-in with the law.