AEW have released a statement addressing the status of Jeff Hardy following the star’s recent DUI arrest.
Following the news that Jeff Hardy was arrested in the early hours of June 13th, AEW have announced that the star has been suspended without pay.
In a short statement posted to social media, AEW President Tony Khan outlined the sanctions, as well as offering to assist Hardy with treatment for his substance abuse issues.
AEW had already removed Hardy from advertising for it’s upcoming Dynamite special, Road Rager. On the show, the former World Champion had been due to team with his brother Matt to take on the Jurassic Express, and the Young Bucks in a Ladder Match for the World Tag Team Titles.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 14, 2022
In the early hours of June 13th, Jeff Hardy was pulled over and arrested by Highway Patrol Officers after the vehicle he was driving had been “swerving” and “running off the road.”
After being pulled over, Hardy was arrested and according to Volusia County jail records, was charged with Driving While License Canceled/Suspended/Revoked, Violation of Restrictions Placed on Drivers License, and DUI Alcohol/Drugs Third Offense within 10 Years.
Officers at the scene noted that the star was unable to complete any of the standard sobriety tests, while in footage of the arrest, Hardy appears very unsteady on his feet.
It has since been reported that officers administered two breath tests on the AEW star, his first sample read 0.294 blood-alcohol content, while his second read 0.291. The legal limit to drive in Florida is .08, making Hardy’s level of blood alcohol almost four times the legal limit.