Former pro wrestler arrested at RDU
Posted September 15, 2011
Morrisville, N.C. — Former professional wrestling star Matthew Moore Hardy was arrested and charged with driving while impaired at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday, authorities said.
Hardy, 36, of Cameron, was arrested after another driver saw him swerving across traffic, nearly hitting two cars.
Police say Hardy failed a field sobriety test but passed a breath alcohol test. Authorities said his speech was slurred and, at first, he tried to get out of the vehicle before putting it into park.
Hardy told police he was at the airport to pick up his girlfriend.
Hardy's next court date is Nov. 30.
Last month, Hardy was charged with DWI after police said he crashed his car into a guard rail in Raleigh.
Hardy's brother and former wrestling partner, Jeff Hardy, has also had legal problems recently.
Jeff Hardy, 34, was arrested in September 2009 and charged with multiple felony drug counts. Authorities say they found hundreds of Vicodin pills, anabolic steroids and powder cocaine.
Jeff Hardy was suspended by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2008 for a second violation of its drug policy.
He was later reinstated and won the WWE's world heavyweight championship belt, but left the company in 2009. Until recently, he was one of the top stars in the Impact Wrestling company.
Jeff Hardy was ordered last week to pay a $100,000 fine and remain on probation for 30 months as part of a plea agreement.