After being pushed back multiple times, Jeff Hardy is finally set to undergo a pre-trial hearing following his DUI arrest in June of 2022.
Jeff Hardy was arrested on June 13th after allegedly driving under the influence. According to Volusia County jail records, Hardy 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.
It was later reported that Hardy had nearly four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood at the time of his arrest.
On June 28th, Jeff Hardy entered a written plea of not guilty and also waived the right to be present at pretrial conferences. He was scheduled for a hearing before Volusia County Court on August 17th, but that hearing was pushed back. Hardy’s lawyers also waived the right to a speedy trial.
Now, according to a new report from PWInsider, Jeff Hardy is set to undergo a pre-trial hearing on February 23rd at 1:30pm. The hearing is listed as a case management conference, and Hardy is ordered to appear before the court.
Matt Hardy Provided An Update On Jeff Hardy Back In December
During a December episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Jeff’s brother and tag team partner has this to say:
“He’s basically been doing the same thing he’s been doing. He’s doing exactly what he needs to be doing to get where he needs to be in life. More or less, we’ve just got to get these legal issues behind him before we move forward, so that’s kind of where we’re at with Jeff, and we’re hoping that happens sooner rather than later.” (h/t Fightful)
In the wake of his arrest, Jeff Hardy began undergoing treatment for substance abuse and was suspended from AEW. He last competed at AEW Double or Nothing back in May, teaming with his brother Matt to defeat The Young Bucks.
Prior to Jeff Hardy’s suspension, it was believed that the Hardys would be involved in a big tag team storyline. However, with Jeff suspended, Matt Hardy has had to adapt and do things on his own.