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Nick Hogan pleads no contest to speeding



Our Breaking News blog reports the following:

Nick Bollea, the 17-year-old son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, opted not to contest an Aug. 10 speeding ticket and was ordered to pay $1,000 for the offense, the maximum possible fine.

Authorities said Bollea was driving 82 mph in a 45 mph zone when he was pulled over by Pinellas Park police in the 10100 block of U.S. 19. He was cited for speeding in a construction zone with workers present and not wearing a seat belt.

On Monday, Pinellas Judge William Overton found Bollea guilty. In addition to the fine, Bollea was ordered to complete a 12-hour driver improvement course within 90 days. Overton also fined him $73.50 on the seatbelt charge.

On Aug. 26, Bollea lost control of his Toyota Supra and crashed into a palm tree near downtown Clearwater. His friend and passenger, John Graziano, 22, has been in critical condition since the accident. Clearwater police say the investigation is ongoing and have not filed charges.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:22am]


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