On Thursday, AEW roster member Jeff Hardy entered a written plea of nolo contendere to all charges in the Florida DUI case that dated back to June 2022.
“Nolo contendere,” which means “I do not wish to contend,” is a “plea of no contest” in which the defendant does not enter a guilty plea or admit guilt.
On June 13, at 9:54 a.m., Hardy was taken into custody on three charges.
Following his arrest, the results of Hardy’s two blood alcohol tests were 0.294 and 0.291. Hardy was 3.7 times the limit in Florida, where the legal limit is 0.08.
As part of his sentence, Hardy will have his license suspended for the next ten years and will receive 38 days of credit for time spent in county jail.
The full sentence can be found in the court records of Volusia County:
A 38-day county jail sentence with 38 days of credit for time served, two years of probation, $4586 in fines and court costs, a 10-year license suspension, two years with an interlock device, and a 90-day vehicle impoundment as ordered by the court.
AEW placed Hardy on unpaid leave on June 14. He cannot resume the promotion until he completes treatment for substance abuse. Prior to AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, Tony Khan stated that Hardy was currently receiving treatment and was “doing much better.”
Additionally, it is reported that Hardy’s attorney sought to suppress the unreliability of the arrest’s breath test results on February 21.