Police Pull Guns On Pro-Wrestler Jeff Hardy

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Three police officers drew their weapons on professional wrestler Jeff Hardy during a traffic stop in Florida, Monday morning.

Police pulled over Hardy’s Dodge Charger on the freeway after seeing the vehicle swerving all over the road, according to police video footage posted by TMZ. They appeared to shout instructions to Hardy, but upon approaching his vehicle, there was no visible response from him. After asking him a series of questions and putting him through a field sobriety test, police cuffed Hardy and arrested him for driving under the influence, according to TMZ.

The officer proceeded to ask a series of questions, and he seemed to be struggling to answer and was unsteady on his feet, the outlet reported.

The officer notified Hardy that they’d received “several 911 calls” on him and proceeded to ask him where he was coming from and what his destination was. Hardy said he was coming from North Carolina and going to North Carolina. He also appeared to be confused when asked where his wallet was, according to the video.

Hardy admitted to drinking shots of whiskey before getting into his car. The officers then led him to a parking lot and conducted in-field sobriety tests, TMZ reported. (RELATED: Rey Maualuga Pleads Guilty To Multiple Felonies After DUI Crash)

When asked to keep his head still and follow the officer’s pen with his eyes, Hardy stumbled forward and nearly fell. The officer asked him to count to 30, at which time he put Hardy’s hands behind his back and arrested him without incident, according to the video.

“The time is 9:54 a.m., you are under arrest for the offence of DUI,” the officer said, according to the video.

Hardy’s breathalyzer results recorded his BAC at .291 and .294, according to police documents obtained by TMZ.

Hardy was released on $3,500 bail, according to CP24. He is currently facing a felony DUI charge as well as charges of driving with a revoked license and violating restrictions that had been placed on his driver’s license, according to CP24.

President and CEO of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Tony Khan released a statement Tuesday indicating Hardy had been suspended without pay. “AEW does not condone Jeff’s alleged behavior,” Khan said. Hardy will be banned until he completes a treatment program and demonstrates sobriety. Khan said the AEW would “assist [Hardy] in getting treatment for substance abuse issues, which he has indicated that he’s open to receiving.”