WWE superstar and US Champion Jeff Hardy, 40, pleads guilty to drink driving after breathalyser reveals he was three times over the legal limit

The 40-year-old United States champion was given a 120-day suspended sentence in Cabarrus County.

WBTV say the legend was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus court costs.

In addition, they states he must complete 48 hours community service and a treatment class, plus turn over his licence.

The incident is believed to have occurred on March 10 when the high-flyer was arrested following a traffic accident in Concord, North Carolina.

He ran his vehicle off the road and struck a guardrail, causing his car to spin out into the middle of the lane, causing $8,000 worth of damage to his 2016 Cadillac and $5,000 to the guardrail.

He blew a blood alcohol level of .25 on his breathalyser test – three times over the legal limit.

This latest setback will no doubt cause plenty of worry for WWE chairman Vince McMahon and the company’s other big wigs.

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Hardy has two WWE wellness policy violations which have carried over since he came back to the company last year.

But this incident does not count as a violation because those are only for positive tests for substances prohibited by the wellness policy “other than marijuana and alcohol.”

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Back in 2008, Hardy was involved in an incident at Nashville’s International Airport.

One of Southwest Airline’s employees reported Hardy as being intoxicated and refused to let him board a flight.

However, he was not arrested and was said to be “calm” and “co-operative” and made other arrangements to travel.

A year later in September he was locked up on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids.

A search of his house saw cops find 262 Vicodin and 180 Soma prescription pills, 555mls of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of cocaine plus drug paraphernalia.

Hardy pleaded guilty to the charges to a district attorney and in 2011 was sentenced to ten days in jail, 30 months’ probation and a fine of $100,000. He spent October 3 to 13 behind bars.

The former WWE champion shot to superstardom in the late 90s as part of the Hardy Boyz tag team alongside real-life brother Matt.

Following the split, Jeff would go on to become a huge hit as a singles competitor before he left WWE in 2009.

Hardy and his brother joined rival promotion TNA and wrestled for several other organisations before he made a stunning return in WWE last year.

He and Matt surprised everyone by returning after nearly a decade to claim the tag-team belts at WrestleMania In April 2017.

He was drafted to the SmackDown Live brand two months ago just a week after defeating Jinder Mahal for the US Title.

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