Nicholas Bollea, the son of famed professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, found himself in legal trouble again as he was arrested for driving under the influence in Clearwater, Florida, on Saturday.
The incident has raised concerns within the tech community, shedding light on Bollea’s latest run-in with the law.
Nicholas Bollea, Arrested for DUI in Late-Night Incident
According to information obtained by Fox News Digital, Bollea was arrested by Clearwater Police and booked into jail at 3:55 a.m. His offense description was listed as “driving under the influence (refusal)” based on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office subject charge report.
The arrest unfolded when authorities conducting a separate traffic stop signaled Bollea to “move over” as he approached the median lane.
However, Bollea failed to comply, and he did not reduce speed as required. He was clocked going over 51 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone. Subsequently, an officer pursued Bollea’s black Dodge Ram pickup truck, initiating a traffic stop for a “violation of the move-over law.”
During the stop, Bollea refused a “BRAC” test, and officers noted a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” on his breath.
His eyes were described as “bloodshot” and “glassy,” and his balance was listed as “swaying” and “unsteady.” Field sobriety tests revealed signs of impairment, leading to his arrest.
Hulk Hogan’s Son, Nicholas Bollea
Nicholas Bollea, also known as “Nick,” who hosts Monday night karaoke at his father’s establishment, “Hogan’s Hangout,” was charged with a misdemeanor. He was released on a $500 surety bond later in the day.
Details surrounding the arrest are still unclear, and a representative for Hulk Hogan has not responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
This incident marks a new legal challenge for Bollea, who had previously faced legal consequences. In 2008, he was sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading no contest to charges of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury. The charges stemmed from a 2007 car collision when Bollea, then 17, was racing his father’s Toyota Supra against a Dodge Viper.
The collision resulted in serious injuries to his passenger, John Graziano, a 22-year-old Marine who had served in Iraq.
Before his sentencing, the Graziano family filed a lawsuit against the Hogans, alleging negligence.
The family claimed that Hogan and Linda Bollea should have known about their son’s reckless driving habits and were aware that he had been drinking on the day of the crash. The legal troubles surrounding Nicholas Bollea continue to be a source of public attention and scrutiny.