Nick Bollea Sentenced to Eight Months in Jail

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Nick Bollea, also known as Nick Hogan, was sentenced to eight months in Pinellas County (Fla.) Jail for felony reckless driving Thursday.

The sentence was handed down after he pleaded no contest in court.

A judge also gave the quasi-reality TV star five years probation, 500 hours of community service and a three-year drivers license revocation.

Nick Bollea will not be able to drink for the duration of his probation, and will attend DUI education classes within one year.

Nick Bollea, pictured in November above, will do time.

The 17-year-old Nick Bollea donned a light colored suit to Pinellas County Court and stared straight ahead as the sentence was read.

Sitting behind him was a black-clad Hulk Hogan, who was seen praying during the proceedings and grew teary-eyed, sister Brooke Hogan, who wore a top with the shoulders cut out, and Hulk's soon-to-be ex-wife, Linda Hogan.

Nick Bollea was arrested last November on reckless-driving charges stemming from an August 26 car crash. An eyewitness said Bollea and a pal were racing at more than 100 mph when Nick's yellow Toyota Supra slammed into a tree.

Two hours later, alcohol was detected in his bloodstream.

John Graziano, who was in Nick Bollea's passenger seat and not wearing his seat belt, was seriously injured. A report filed in court in September said he will likely spend the remainder of his life in a nursing home.

"My life now consists of 10 hours each day at a hospital watching my son suffer," John's father said in a statement.

"Nick has shown no remorse for what he's done for my son.

Added John Graziano's sister: "We have never once heard him apologize for what he's done or take any responsibility for any of his actions."

Hulk Hogan said that he loved John "like a son," and Nick told the Graziano family that he "loved John to death" and hadn't driven since that night.

"I think there has to be some punishment," the judge said, disagreeing with the defense claiming the crash was an accident. "But I believe there is a sincere desire, a sincere apology, to change things... [but] there are consequences for what you do in these circumstances."

Nick Hogan will next appear in court on November 11 to address restitution to the family of John Graziano.


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