Nick Hogan, son of Hulk Hogan and star of the VH1′s Hogan Knows Best, turned himself in to the Clearwater, Florida police this morning and is currently being booked at the Pinellas County Jail. The arrest comes following Nick’s car accident in August that left the other passenger, John Graziano, hospitalized with severe brain damage. Nick was allegedly racing his car against another vehicle when he crashed into a tree going 60 miles per hour in a 40 mile zone. He’s been charged with reckless driving involving serious bodily injury and has been cited for “use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, a person under the age of 21 operating a vehicle with a breath-alcohol level of .02 or higher and having an illegal window tint.”
Nick has released an official statement through his rep, which states “…we are confident that the evidence will demonstrate that this was an accident. We ask all who follow these events to keep an open mind as to the facts until they have been ultimately determined. Finally, we thank all who have prayed for John’s recovery and ask for your continued support and prayers.”
The entire statement can be read here.