WWE superstar Jeff Hardy arrested on charges of DWI ahead of Wrestlemania 34

WWE superstar Jeff Hardy arrested on charges of DWI ahead of Wrestlemania 34

Hardy completely damaged his 2016 Cadillac, which incurred damages estimated at $8,000, with an additional $5,000 of damages to 105 feet of guardrail.

WWE superstar and tag team legend Jeff Hardy was arrested on Saturday night for driving while impaired following a traffic accident in Concord, North Carolina. With his arrest, the WWE superstar's return to Wrestlemania 34 may have hit another speed bump, depending on how WWE wants to handle this latest development.

The accident report states Hardy "ran off the roadway to the right, in turn striking about 105ft of guardrail, before the back end of the car spun out 90 degrees to the left, coming to rest in the middle of the right northbound lane of travel".

Jeff Hardy was arrested on Saturday night for driving while impaired. (Source: Twitter)
Jeff Hardy was arrested on Saturday night for driving while impaired. (Source: Twitter)

The police report also noted that Hardy completely damaged his 2016 Cadillac, which incurred damages that have been estimated at $8,000, with an additional $5,000 of damages to 105 feet of guardrail. However, it is still unknown whether Hardy had alcohol in his system or if he was impaired using something else altogether.

The 40-year-old from Cameron, North Carolina, was released from custody shortly after his arrest, which makes for a safe assumption that he wasn't gravely injured due to the accident. As per records, Hardy already has a court date in Cabarrus County on April 16 and that his driving license has been revoked for a minimum period of 30 days.

Jeff Hardy's mug shot, as put up by the police officials at North Carolina Department of Transportation. (Source: Twitter)
Jeff Hardy's mug shot, as put up by the police officials at North Carolina Department of Transportation. (Source: Twitter)

"Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions," WWE said in a statement to CBS Sports. "We are investigating the matter and awaiting information from local law enforcement officials." 

The legendary tag team performer has been out of the ring since undergoing surgery for a torn labrum and a torn rotator cuff in September 2017. He has been scheduled to go to the WWE Performance Center later this month to practice his moves in the ring before his return to action.

The legendary tag team performer has been out of the ring since undergoing surgery for a torn labrum and a torn rotator cuff in 2017. (Source: Twitter)
The legendary tag team performer has been out of the ring since undergoing surgery for a torn labrum and a torn rotator cuff in 2017. (Source: Twitter)

Hardy's latest offense is quite worrisome since the former six-time WWE tag team champion has a colorful history of substance abuse. Hardy was previously handed a 60-day suspension just before WrestleMania for his second wellness violation back in 2008.

Back in 2011, Hardy's infamous TNA Heavyweight Championship match against Sting at TNA Victory Road ended within seconds after Sting forcefully pinned Hardy, who was admittedly intoxicated during the match.

Hardy was previously handed a 60-day suspension just before WrestleMania for his second wellness violation back in 2008. (Source: Twitter)
Hardy was previously handed a 60-day suspension just before WrestleMania for his second wellness violation back in 2008. (Source: Twitter)

 

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