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Nick Hogan gets prison time

by Kristin Sample, posted May 12th 2008 7:01AM
Nick HoganOn August 26th, Hulk Hogan's son Nick was terribly injured in a car crash in Florida. Also in the crash was Nick's friend, John Graziano, who was critically injured after the car smashed into the median, flipped over and finally crashed into a palm tree. Later that fall, the wrestling champ's son was charged with reckless driving, having a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher and having tinted windows on his Toyota Supra.

On May 9th, after pleading "no contest," Nick Hogan (nee Bollea) was sentenced to eight months in prison. He was also charged with five years probation and one hundred hours community service per year. In addition, Nick must attend a DUI school and is forbidden to drink alcohol for the duration of his probation. Hulk and daughter Brooke begged the judge for leniency but John's family and girlfriend asked for punishment. His mother said, "I'm not seeking revenge. Only justice." John was in a coma after the accident and will probably need lifelong care.

What do you think? Does the punishment fit the crime?

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wow only 8 months,if i did the same as he did id get 5 years.his freind has life.

July 02 2008 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He wasnt drink. I think its riddiculous to point to drunk driving as a reason, etc. .08 is the legal limit to drive, he blew a .02. If he was 21 it wouldnt even be a factor. I agree he was recklessly driving, but so do most male kids his age. I believe it was an accident and a sad one, but I dont believe he should be punished so severely. I think if this wasnt in the spotlight that the two families could have worked past this, but because they are famous they will both try for as much money as possible.

June 17 2008 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes drinking and driving is wrong. And unfortunately his friend wont be able to do anything ever again. But you also have to think about how he wasn't wearing a seatbelt also. That was his decision. But I'm not going to comment on the punishment because I dont know what is good enough and what isn't

June 13 2008 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I see so many people saying he was drunk this and that. Did it ever cross minds to think that they are both two minors, and he has a car with more horsepower than 98% of people in the U.S.A. He is young, not an experienced driver, and made a wrong choice to show off and try to race on public roads. The passenger could have told him to stop and demand for him to stop. But im sure that he was cheering along and adding to the adrenalin rush.

June 10 2008 at 2:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'd have to agree with wraith and also add that yes Nick may have been driving but you also have to take into consideration that his friend got in the car with Nick making it his fault also. Since he did get into the car he wasnt thinking about what could happen and must also take responsibility for riding with him. He could of called someone to come and get him but no he decided to get into the car which means it's not all Nick's fault. And plus I bet you he was also dirinking and who knows what was happening in the car at the time of the accident. Both of them may have been messing around not just Nick. It's a shame that he did get very badly injured but they both made the decision to get into the car so they both lshould be of blame

May 31 2008 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

His friend was dump enough to get in a car with a person thats had alcohol knowing or not and also didnt wear a seat belt. I think nicks sentance is justice. For the rest of his life he is going to remember that because of a stupid chioce, his best friend now is a photato. 8 months in prision is a long time to think about life. If he were over 21 he would have been under the legal limit. Its not like he hagged down a 12 pack held a gun to his friends head and made him get in and not wear a seatbelt. They were both dumb for doing it. i got a friend who got in a fight at a party. He hit the kid once the kid fell down then got back up and went home. The next day the kid died. They got him for crimal trustpasing and murder. 6 years in prison. so nick is damn lucky and i hope to god he learns a lesson because next time he messes up, the judge will make a fine example of him.

May 27 2008 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Guns do not equal cars. That is a very poor comparison going both ways. Guns require little more than I.D to acquire in many areas. Cars, on the other hand, require training courses, insurance and a licensing process. Therefor to suggest that they are of the smae lethality is foolish. Put the little asshole in jail for eight months. Suspend his license for life and make him clean up highway trash for those 500 hours so he can remember what an idiot he is and how he can never drive again. Ever.

May 13 2008 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben Garmisa

I'm confused, he had a BAC of above 0.02... How old is he? If he's above 21 isn't that a legal amount provided his BAC didn't surpass 0.08?

May 12 2008 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

First of all, what most of you probably don't realize is that injuring another person, much less a close friend, and having to live with that for the rest of your life, is likely the harshest punishment he could be given. Putting him in prison will serve no purpose other than to make an example of him with the idea that the publicity from the case will serve as a deterrent for other would-be drunk drivers. Secondly, .02 BAC is not drunk, and represents probably less than 1 beer for most people that weigh more than an 8 year old, which means the accident was likely just that, an accident and not the result of intoxication, thus DUI (driving under the influence) and not DWI (driving while intoxicated). It seems to me that the majority of Americans today (as confirmed by the flow of flames toward wraith, seem to support retaliatory laws to satsify some sort of pent up need for revenge. Accidents happen people, negiligence is not a synonym for accident or mistake. Prison is an answer but not for this question. How about saving our tax dollars for prosecuting and imprisoning the real criminals of society.

May 12 2008 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seeing as how Nick Hogan continually bragged about getting out of many many traffic tickets where he was going in excess of 100 MPH just by saying he was Hulk Hogan's son is reason enough to put him in jail for a long time. He is incredibly irresponsible and should be punished.

May 12 2008 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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