Hulk Hogan's son to face criminal charges

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Hulk Hogan's son, 17-year-old Nick, will be tried as an adult with charges stemming from the August 22 car crash that left his passenger John Graziano critically injured. The charges against him include reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, which is third degree felony and punishable by a maximum of five years in prison. He is also charged with using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, being under the age of 21 and operating a vehicle while having a breath-alcohol level of .02 percent or higher, and having illegal window tinting.

He turned himself in to be booked on the charges yesterday and after posting $10,000 bail, he was released to his family. His attorney tells People, "We are confident the evidence will demonstrate that this was an accident."

Nick's attorneys released a statement in which they express the Hogans family's sadness that criminal charges have been filed and insist the the charges will be answered "in the appropriate arena – a court of law". The statement then goes on to point out that while Nick was wearing a seat belt, John was not. The statement claims the mention of the seatbelt-wearing facts of the accident are due to the family's desire to "make it a priority to increase public awareness about the importance of always wearing your seatbelt." Is it just me, or does that seem like an odd thing to bring up in response to Nick's arrest?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.