Nick Hogan Turns Himself In To Police Over August Crash

Red Flags of Reckless Driving

Nick competed in professional and amateur racing and was even briefly sponsored. However, he could not contain his speeding to the race track. In September 2006, he overheated the engine in his Lamborghini and it caught fire. A few days later police cited him for speeding 115 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone.

Through 2007, Nick racked up three more speeding tickets and four points on his license. One of those citations had him traveling almost twice the speed limit in a construction zone and another clocked him at 106 miles per hour.

The last ticket occurred on August 10, 2007.

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The Civil Action

John’s family finally decided to sue Nick and Hulk Hogan when they realized the full cost of John’s lifetime care. Hulk Hogan was joined in the lawsuit because he was still Nick’s guardian and the owner of the car in the accident.

Both sides settled with the court’s approval weeks before the scheduled trial in March 2010. After medical and legal expenses, the settlement provided $1.5 million, according to John’s mother. John’s lawyers said the settlement would ensure John will get the care he needs for the rest of his life.

Nick Hogan is friendly with this Jersey Shore cast member

As a former reality star, it makes sense Nick Hogan has rubbed shoulders with fellow celebs in the industry. One such pal is Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D, who has enjoyed a long and successful career in the music business. “He’s my boy,” Nick told Go To Whitney in 2014. “I’ve opened for Pauly a few times. He’s a really terrific guy, I love him to death.”

Speaking of reality TV, Nick has a positive perspective on the industry that first gave him a platform. “I don’t think I’ve ever regretted appearing on reality TV, but there are moments where I wonder what life would have been like if I hadn’t been on reality TV,” he told the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve found myself in certain places – maybe where fortunate things happen – and have realized how blessed I am to be in that situation.”

It sounds like Nick is pretty centered these days, all things considered.

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