The driver’s license of wrestler Hulk Hogan’s son has been suspended because of a street racing crash that left a passenger friend critically injured, state officials said Wednesday.
Nick Bollea, 17, was arrested Nov. 7 on reckless-driving charges stemming from the August crash.
Earlier in November, his license was suspended for six months for allegedly having a blood alcohol level of 0.055 percent as a minor at the time of the accident, said Ann Nucatola, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
This week, Bollea was mailed letters informing him of two other suspensions, both of which begin next month. A yearlong suspension was issued because he faces criminal charges that could lead to his license being revoked. The other suspension will be in effect until he pays a fine for an April incident in which he was clocked driving 106 mph.
“We’ve deemed him dangerous to the general public on the road,” Nucatola said.
A Hogan family spokesman said Wednesday that Bollea had not received any letter.
“Once received, we will evaluate the letter and consider all appropriate actions,” Ronn Torossian said in a statement. Torossian declined to comment about the earlier license suspension.
Clearwater police said the Aug. 26 crash happened when Bollea crashed his 1998 Toyota Supra while street racing against a silver Dodge Viper driven by a friend. A report said Bollea was driving faster than 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Bollea’s passenger, John Graziano, was not wearing a seat belt and was critically injured. Bollea, who was wearing a seat belt, was not seriously injured.
Graziano, a 22-year-old Marine who served in Iraq, suffered a broken skull and has been comatose since the crash, according to medical professionals who examined him and submitted reports on his condition to court.
Besides the reckless driving charge, authorities cited Bollea for using a motor vehicle in commission of a felony, being a driver under 21 operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent or higher and having illegal window tinting.
The blood-alcohol level at which Florida law presumes an adult driver to be impaired is 0.08 percent.
(Via Entertainment Index)