Hulk Hogan has retained J. Kevin Hayslett, a high-profile Clearwater attorney, for his son Nick. Attorney Hayslett specializes in criminal defense and DUI cases.
Why did Hulk Hogan obtain an attorney before any charges were filed against his son? Nick’s past driving record may have something to do with it:
Nick has been cited four times for speeding since he got his license in July of 2005, according to records from Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In two of the cases, adjudication was withheld, the records show.
In Osceola County, he was cited for traveling 106 mph in a 70 mph zone, the records say. Pinellas County court records show that on August 10, he was cited for traveling 82 mph in a construction zone while workers were present. The posted speed limit on that stretch of U.S. 19 was 45 mph.
A court date in that case has been set for Sept. 10.
Not only is Nick a speed demon, his friend is still in very serious condition and could possibly die. That would create a whole other set of charges the police could file if it indeed happened.
One interesting note, the passenger, John Graziano, is 22 years old, a Marine, and just returned from Iraq last year. Could you imagine surviving Iraq to come home and die in a car crash that was totally preventable? Awful!
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