• May 9, 2008

Click above for gallery of photos released by Clearwater, Florida police


Today in Clearwater, Florida, a judge sentenced Nick Bollea, son of famous WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan, to eight months in jail for reckless driving. Last August Bollea crashed his father's yellow modified Toyota Supra into a palm tree while street racing. Not only did he total the car, but his friend John Graziano who was riding shotgun that night will now require lifetime medical care for his critical injuries. The young Hogan was reportedly led off to serve his sentence immediately after it was handed down by the judge. In addition to the jail time, Bollea will also be on probation for five years and lose his drivers license for three. After all the hoopla that's led us to this point in Nick Bollea's tragic story, the only thing we can say is that the roads are probably safer tonight.


[Source: USA Today]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      he deserve more, thats like man sluter he should get 15 yrs or more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with all the Nick hating? I'm not defending what he did, but people seem pretty merciless. When I was a teenager I also exercised poor judgment and drove way too fast. I was just lucky to never have gotten caught. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who's guilty of that.

      To be fair, Graziano exercised bad judgment too. He got into a tuned up Supra driven by a teenage speedfreak and chose not to wear a seatbelt. That's just idiotic.

      I hope Nick reforms and life eventually forgives him. Graziano, I'm sorry, I wish life could give you a do-over on this one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But had you run out of luck and killed a friend would you come out just weeks latter bragging publicly that you are drift king without any ever publicly apologizing?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The sentence won't be the hard part. Seeing his friend will.
      I can't imagine how it must feel to know that because of your stupidity and irresponsible behavior, one of your friends will now have to suffer for the rest of his life.
      What a dick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What happened to his friend is very tragic. Its unfortunate but true that kids this age are irresponsible in general and have no sense of danger or their own mortality. Nor do they ever seem to project ahead to the consequences that their actions might have. My sympathies to both families. In my opinion the driving age should be raised to 18 in every state. It is simply NOT a necessity for kids under this age to drive. In fact, they cause a disproportionate amount of accidents. Its all in their lack of maturity.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I thought Nick was 18 at the time of the accident?
      • 6 Years Ago
      We must pray for all involved.Only God can judge another, not you or me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      perhaps he deserve more time of jail and probation...

      but every day(specially in weekends) hundreds of persons died because wreckless driving and violence because of the alcohol (not in this case(though he got some alcohol in his blood)).

      is not just to blame the family that let him do whatever he wants with a car that obviously deserve more responsibility than some other cars.

      alcohol companies should work really in creating conscience of irresponsibility and the consequences...
      a little tag in a bottle just isn´t enough.
      so isn´t enough a ticket for speeding...

      • 6 Years Ago
      RESPONSIBILITY.............

      40 PER CENT ---
      TO DUMBASS PARENTS who let a child of less than 17-1/2 have access to this dangerous car at night, when he might be drinking (he was, see story)http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=898134cd-e9b5-4744-93a3-456bdc4d666a
      and presumably nurtured his overblown ego and attempt to call himself a race driver.

      60 PER CENT...
      TO THE DUMBASS KID HIMSELF, who drank and drove badly.
      NO ONE WHO CARES ABOUT HIS PASSENGER ALLOWS HIM TO RIDE BELTLESS -- and no one who is not an idiot does not understand that this exposes the rider to greater potential injury, and himself to greater liability.

      0 PER CENT.....
      TO THE KID WITH CRAP TASTE IN FRIENDS.... because freasonable care was not taken for his safety, even if he might have been foolish to ride with the moron Bollea.

      and A YEAR MARRIED TO STAR JONES
      for the morons who write above that the boy whose life is now over must have egged Nick on.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't see how someone gets into a 600+ HP car with a 16 year old, who had ben drinking, and then not wear seatbelt. I wouldn't have even gotten in the car. I just don't see why everyone thinks Nick is 100% at fault.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tossing salads for 8 months isn't enough punishment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That really depends on whose salad you're tossing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      "In my opinion the driving age should be raised to 18 in every state. It is simply NOT a necessity for kids under this age to drive."

      Thanks for the opinion LJ, now go away.

      I was half way through my freshman year of college before I turned 18. I needed a job for years before that in order to pay for that education. There were no public transportation options available in my rural area. There are many mature young adults in the same situation that suffer from the decisions made by the "Get off my lawn" crowd such as yourself.

      I'm sick of the age bias crap. My state was voting to move the driving age up (which would have kept me from affording my education). I graduated at 21 and couldn't rent a car to get to my job interview after flying to it because people under 25 couldn't possibly be trusted with a crapbox Malibu rental. They've since "fixed" that by charging me a penalty of double the rental price to rent a car when I needed to fly out to be a best man in a wedding at the age of 24. Maturity does not come from age. It comes from a good foundation of common sense and healthy examples in your life.

      The better rule instead of "nobody under 18 should be able to drive" would be a "don't give your drunk-ass moronic son a riced up rocket for use on the public road" rule. That rule would have stopped this accident without resorting to age discrimination.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The palm tree was not hurt a bit! It is amazing how you can go really fast and smash a car to bits and the tree you hit is still standing and only has some bark torn off. Maybe engineers should study trees when they make cars. ???
        • 6 Years Ago
        The energy has to go somewhere. If they built cars like trees our brains would be dissipating all that energy. But yeah, it is amazing how rigid those trees are. hahaha.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tree 1
      Supra 0
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