After the controversy surrounding his car crash in August that left his passenger in critical condition, Nick Hogan
has been finally arrested. The star of the reality series, Hogan Knows Best
, has been taken into custody on several criminal charges, including third-degree felony reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, yesterday at 9:48am, hours after police in Clearwater, Florida issued a warrant for his arrest upon conduction an “extensive investigation” into the wreck by a team of four officers.
According to Hogan's attorneys, Sandy Weinberg Jr. and Kevin Hayslett, Hogan is willing to answer to these charges in “the appropriate arena court of law.”
Hogan, who is known as Nick Bollea in real life, was cited for using a motor vehicle in commission of a felony, being under the age of 21 and driving a vehicle with a breath-alcohol level of 0.02 percent or higher and illegal window tint. He was booked on the charges at the Pinellas County Jail and was later released on $10,000 bail.
Despite being a minor at the time of the accident, Hogan will be tried on the charge as an adult.
"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," family spokesman Adam Handelsman said in a written statement.
"The family's primary focus and concern still remains for the continued recovery of Nick's longtime friend John Graziano," he added. "The Bolleas [who are also featured on Hogan Knows Best
] will also continue to stand by the Graziano family and help them in any way they can."
The Hogan Knows Best
star sustained some injuries from the tragic crash, including a broken arm and rib, as well some neck and knee injuries. On the other hand, his injuries were minor compared to Graziano, who remains hospitalized in a coma. According to reports, the 22-year-old Marine who had just completed a tour of duty in Iraq may have also suffered brain damage caused by swelling of his brain.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Yahoo News
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