Jeff Hardy was reportedly arrested last Saturday night for driving while impaired in Concord, North Carolina. Hardy was said to have been arrested at around 10:39 PM by the Concord Police Department after he was involved in a traffic crash. He was released later that evening.
The accident was said to have happened around 8:11 PM on Concord Parkway. Hardy was said to have ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail, which caused his car to spin out into the middle of the right northbound lane. Hardy’s license has been suspended for 30 days, and he has a court date scheduled for April 16th.
The police report indicates that Hardy totaled his 2016 Cadillac with an estimated $8,000 in damages. The VIN listed on the police report is registered to a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. Hardy was not traveling over the speed limit but was going an estimated 50 MPH at the time of impact. The area of the accident is about 2 hours from Hardy’s home in Cameron, NC. The report also indicates that Hardy underwent some sort of test for alcohol but the results were pending at the time of the arrest.
Officer Kelemecz wrote the following on the accident:
“Driver of Vehicle #1 ran off the roadway to the right, in turn striking about 105 feet 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 N bound lane of travel. The driver was arrested and charged with DWI.”
The police report lists an estimated $5,000 in damages to the 105 foot of guardrail, owned by the NC Department of Transportation. This could be a factor in any restitution that the court orders Hardy to pay.
Hardy has had his driver’s license suspended for 30 days, which is standard in North Carolina following a DWI arrest. Hardy’s first court date is scheduled for Monday, April 16th in Cabarrus County.
No word yet on WWE’s reaction to the arrest or if this could delay his return to TV. WWE filmed The Ultimate Deletion with Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt last week at Matt’s home in Cameron, NC but we don’t know if Jeff was used in that match or not, or if WWE would edit him out. Hardy has been out of action since undergoing surgery in September 27th but he was recently cleared to return and was scheduled to begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando this month.
Below is Hardy’s mugshot photo from his arrest this past Saturday:
Hardy has two WWE Wellness policy violations which carried over with his return to the company last year. While a third policy violation would result in a termination, it should be noted that is only for positive tests for substances prohibited by the Wellness Policy “other than marijuana and alcohol.”
Hardy has been out of action since suffering a torn right rotator cuff in September, but has reportedly been cleared to return to the ring anytime soon.
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