Jeff Hardy June 2022 DUI Court Case Closed, Driver’s License Suspended For 10 Years

Jeff Hardy

The June 2022 DUI court case against Jeff Hardy is now closed and he won’t be able to drive a car for the next decade.

Jeff Hardy, who is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, was arrested on June 13th, 2022 for driving without a license and being three times over the legal DUI limit. There was a video released that showed the arrest with Jeff stumbling around and he was barely able to stand. Thankfully, even though Jeff was driving erratically, nobody was hurt when he was driving drunk. The arrest occurred in Daytona Beach, Florida in Volusia County.

After his arrest, Jeff was suspended without pay by AEW and he entered a rehab treatment facility. Since then, there have been updates that he was doing well although his wrestling future has been up in the air while the legal process played out.

On Thursday, the case was closed after Jeff Hardy submitted a written plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) to all charges. Nolo Contendere is where a defendant agrees to accept punishment, but does not accept or deny responsibility for that in which they are charged. Hardy’s written plea of Nolo Contendere was for his 3rd DUI offense within ten years, driving while his license was suspended, revoked, or canceled, and a driving violation with a driver’s license restriction.

As a result of the plea, Jeff Hardy will have a suspended driver’s license for the next ten years and he will get credit for 38 days in county jail as a part of the sentence.

In addition to the time served in jail, Hardy is on probation for 24 months, fined $4000 and court costs were $586. A part of the sentence includes “vehicle impoundment” for 90 days and “vehicle interlock device” for two years.

Some of the other provisions include attending school for DUI and a drug rehab program as well as community service.

On February 21, there was a motion to suppress due to “unreliable breath test results.” The following notes were filed regarding the results being unreliable.

20. Mr. Hardy’s breath tests did not comply with FDLE’s requirements established in FDLE’s administrative rules to ensure reliable quantitative breath tests.

21. There is insufficient probative evidence that the breath tests in Mr. Hardy’s case were performed substantially in accordance with methods approved by FDLE and with a compliant machine approved by FDLE.

22. For the above reasons, this Court should enter an order excluding any evidence of a breath test and breath test results obtained in this case.

The full sentence from Volusia County court records is as follows.

  • A 38-day county jail sentence with 38 days credit for time served
  • Two years probation
  • $4586 in fines and court fees
  • A 10-year suspension of his license
  • Two years with an interlock device and 90-day vehicle impoundment
  • Court-mandated DUI school or drug rehab program
  • Community service

Over the last eight months, there were several delays in these charges against Jeff Hardy, but the case is now closed.

Jeff Hardy was fired by WWE in December 2021 after some erratic behavior during a live event. WWE wanted him to go to rehab, Jeff refused and was released. Hardy debuted in AEW in March 2022 where he reunited with his older brother Matt, but that AEW run ended after three months due to the DUI arrest.

Whether Jeff Hardy ever returns to AEW is unknown and dependent on if the company feels he has completed the rehab process.

Thanks to Wrestling Observer for some of the information above.

Please drive safely and if you have had too much to drink, call a taxi or Uber or find some other way to get home. It’s not worth it to drink and drive.