A hearing in the case of AEW star Jeff Hardy following a DUI charge stemming from an arrest back in June has been delayed yet again.
Jeff Hardy was arrested on 13th June 2022, for driving without a license and being three times over the legal DUI limit. It’s believed he was barely responsive at the time of the arrest.
He would go on to be suspended without pay by All Elite Wrestling, and entered a rehab facility. Over the last couple of months, there have been reports that he has turned a corner, and could return to action at some point relatively soon.
A court date was scheduled for the 17th of November for Hardy, however, PWInsider has reported that the date was not adhered to after Hardy’s defence team filed for a continuance and the pre-trial hearing will now take place on December 21st.
Jeff Hardy had previously been arrested on similar charges in March 2018 and October 2019, making this a third strike in a state where such a charge is seen as a felony offence.
A hearing was originally scheduled for October, however, this was pushed back due to extensive mitigating materials which had only recently been received. The report also notes that the evidence has led to the two parties working on a potential pretrial resolution, which could lead to a plea deal preventing trial.