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Hulk Hogan’s Son Arrested for DUI in Florida


Florida police recently arrested the son of famous wrestler Hulk Hogan in an alcohol-fueled driving incident in Clearwater, Florida. Clearwater police allege that Nick Bollea was driving under the influence and refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to the complaint and arrest affidavit.

Police say that in the early morning hours, Bollea’s vehicle surged toward three Clearwater Police Department vehicles in his black 2021 Dodge Ram, according to the complaint. Officers were conducting other business near the median and signaled for Bollea to move away from them. However, Bollea continued forward, registering 51 mph in a 40 mph zone. Bollea’s speed was clocked by the officer’s in-car radar.

Officers allege that Bollea refused to take a breathalyzer test which is required by Florida’s implied consent law. Nonetheless, they noted that Bollea had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person, and was swaying and unsteady in his balance. Officers said Bollea’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and that he showed signs of impairment when conducting field sobriety tests. He was arrested at the scene and booked into a Pinellas County jail.

Bollea has a checkered driving history 

Bollea does not have the best history when it comes to operating motor vehicles. At the age of 17, he was sentenced to 8 months in county jail and 5 years probation in 2008 after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless driving that caused serious bodily injury. The injured party was a friend of Bollea who ultimately sued him. The crash also involved alcohol.

In that incident, the 17-year-old Bollea took one of his dad’s cars and drove his friend to a steakhouse in downtown Clearwater. On the way down to the restaurant, the victim’s lawyers said that Bollea raced a Dodge Viper in a 40 mph zone, lost control of his vehicle, crashed into the median and ultimately, a palm tree.

At the time of the accident, Bollea’s blood alcohol level registered at .055, which is enough to impair judgment, but not enough to convict someone on a drunk driving charge.

The victim, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained a severe brain injury due to a broken skull and brain swelling. Bollea was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was taken to the hospital but discharged without injury. His license was suspended for 3 years.

Luckily for Bollea, this current DUI arrest will not count as a second DUI because he was never formally charged with DUI as a 17-year-old. The second DUI would also have to come within the 10-year lookback period. Nonetheless, he will face charges for driving under the influence.

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FL DUI Group represents the interests of Orlando residents who have been charged with DUI. We will handle your case from beginning to end and ensure a result that you can live with. Call our Florida DUI defense attorneys today to schedule an appointment, and we can begin preparing your defense immediately.



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