The recent update reveals that one issue may be closer to the finish while another still has a ways to go. The two have occasionally dominated the news wire with their legal woes over the past year. As of right now, Hardy’s pre-trial hearing is still set for February 23.
Although nothing has been made official at this time, court records have shown that Hardy’s defense and the prosecution were attempting to reach a plea deal for Hardy. Hardy could have spent up to five years in prison if he had been found guilty of his third DUI in ten years, but it’s unclear if the agreement would have spared him that punishment.
According to the request of Sytch’s legal counsel, her pre-trial hearing has been postponed once more. Instead, the hearing will be held on March 23, bringing Sytch’s entire scenario near to the one-year mark. The delay seems to be related to the whereabouts of several witnesses who are still expected to testify at Sytch’s future trial and who are still slated to undergo deposition.
Hardy was detained in Florida
After a night out at a Florida wrestling event where video showed him drinking, Hardy was detained in Florida in June of this year. In the meantime, Sytch was detained in May for a March 2022 incident in which her car struck another at a stop sign, killing a 75-year-old man. Later toxicology testing revealed both Hardy and Sytch had blood alcohol levels that were far higher than the thresholds for each of the occurrences.
Matt Hardy revealed before Jeff Hardy’s DUI arrest on Monday about the significance of him and his brother potentially capturing the AEW World Tag Team Titles this Wednesday on Dynamite. Matt asserted that he anticipated Jeff to be medically cleared for the fight, just a few weeks after Charismatic Enigma has been pulled from a marketed match due to an undisclosed injury.