"Nick and the entire 'Hogan' Bollea family are saddened that criminal charges have been filed in regards to the tragic single car accident on August 26, 2007. Nick will meet and answer these charges in the appropriate arena – a court of law. The family's primary focus and concern still remains for the continued recovery of Nick's longtime friend John Graziano. The Bolleas will also continue to stand by the Graziano family and help them in any way they can.
"The tragedy to both families is compounded by the fact that unfortunately John was not wearing his seatbelt. Thankfully, Nick was wearing his. Because of what happened to John, the entire Bollea family will make it a priority to increase public awareness about the importance of always wearing your seatbelt.
"There has been much speculation as to the speed and wet road conditions surrounding this accident. Although all the evidence has not been evaluated, preliminary reports from the experts indicate that this was not, in fact, a high-speed accident.
"Because Nick is still a juvenile and has no prior criminal record, we are disappointed that he is being charged as an adult offender. However, we are confident that the evidence will demonstrate that this was an accident. We ask all who follow these events to keep an open mind as to the facts until they have been ultimately determined. Finally, we thank all who have prayed for John's recovery and ask for your continued support and prayers."
November 7, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
17-year-old Nick Bollea, son of Hulk Hogan and brother of Brooke Hogan, is expected to turn himself into Clearwater, FL police today on a warrant for Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury reports Tampa Bay 10.
Nick was the driver in a car crash he allegedly caused last August. His passenger, 22-year-old John Graziano, is still in the hospital with serious brain injury. There are reports that he's still on life support. He will require special care for the rest of his life.
Goin'! Goin'! Goin' to the clink! Can they arrest Brooke too? Just because?
Nick deserves to be thrown in jail. Bitch can't drive! He should stick to racing on Xbox 360 and leave the cars alone. 17 in the slammer? Continuing the Hogan family legacy of being a piece of trash!
UPDATE: Nick has turned himself in and issued this statement:
Are they basically blaming John for not wearing a seatbelt?! The audacity!
UPDATE II – Bitch was drinking before the crash so says the cops. He's also been charged for with having a breath-alcohol level of .02 or higher. He's only 17. (UsWeekly )