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Footage of Jeff Hardy's arrest for DUI has emerged and shows three officers pulling guns on the wrestling legend.
Police responded to reports of a white car that had been "swerving" off the road after midnight and three officers attended the scene on 13 June in Volusia County, Florida.
They pointed guns at the 44-year-old, who was sat in the driver's seat.
As the video shared by TMZ showed, Hardy stepped out of the vehicle and the police report stated he seemed "to be in a stupor and confused" and had a strong smell of alcohol.
Hardy was then escorted away from the vehicle and sat on the floor as one officer explained they had received "3 or 4 911 calls" in response to his behaviour on the road.
The officer couldn't hear him and asked him to take a seat against the police car, with Hardy staggering to his feet.
He revealed he was coming from North Carolina and going to North Carolina, his home state.
It was then that Hardy, visibly under the influence, was asked where his driving licence was. He said it was in the car and even offered to get it, though the officer declined.
The officer then asked Hardy why he could smell alcohol on him every time he spoke. The former WWE champion had two breathalyser tests reading a blood alcohol content of 0.294 and 0.291, three times the legal limit in Florida.
Hardy, who said he was going to get a brains can, admitted to having "two or three double shots" of Fireball, a cinnamon whisky.
When undertaking a vision test, he struggled to stand up straight and stumbled a little.
Hardy was arrested at 9.54am for DUI and later charged with Driving While Licence Cancelled/Suspended/Revoked, and Violating Restrictions Placed On Driver’s Licence.
PWInsider reports that the 'Charismatic Enigma' was released from custody after paying a $3,500 bond later on in the same day, while ESPN say that he is to appear in front of a judge on Tuesday.
This is the third DUI offence Hardy has been arrested for in 10 years, with incidents in 2018 and 2019.
The 21-time tag team champion has a long history with substance abuse and addiction. In 2003, he was fired by WWE for refusing to go into rehab for help.
It was again reported that he was released in December 2021 for the same reason following some erratic antics at a live event.
Hardy walked away through the crowd during the middle of the match, much to the confusion of many.
He recently signed with rival promotion AEW, linking up with his older brother Matt once again and reuniting as the Hardy Boyz.
It was disheartening to hear the news about my brother yesterday. Recovery isn’t a linear process & I’ll continue doing whatever I can to help my brother be healthy. Being healthy & well is the most important thing for Jeff, his wife, his children & our family at this time.— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) June 14, 2022
The legendary pair were slated to compete in triple-threat tag team ladder match for the tag titles on Wednesday but that match has now been nixed following Hardy's arrest.
Tony Khan, CEO of AEW, has confirmed Hardy has been suspended without pay and will only be allowed to return if he completes treatment and maintains sobriety.
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