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Other Driver in Hogan Crash Sentenced

2/28/2008 9:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The driver who several witnesses say was racing Nick Hogan the night of the crash that left a man severely injured was sentenced in a Florida court today.

22-year-old Daniel Jacobs was driving a silver Dodge Viper owned by Nick's father Hulk Hogan on August 26 in Clearwater, Fla.

Hogan, whose real name is Nick Bollea, was driving his yellow Toyota Supra when he lost control on slick roads and hit a palm tree. Passenger John Graziano, a good friend of Hogan's, was seriously injured in the crash and is still in a coma, suffering from permanent brain damage.

Jacobs admitted he was driving the Viper, but did not cop to racing. A judge sentenced Jacobs to 90 days probation and ordered him to serve 25 hours of community service. He also lost his license for 90 days and must pay a $500 fine.

Hogan is scheduled to be in court on April 14.

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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

HOGAN SHOULD BE AT THE HOSPITAL EVERYDAY

SITTING NEXT TO HIS FRIEND , INSTEAD OF

RUNNING AROUND IN HOLLYWOOD ............

HOGAN CAN CARELESS ABOUT FRIEND .

2368 days ago
17.

nick cant drive 55    

HA you cant put a white boy in the House LOL

2368 days ago
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richard pierce    

What a travesty of justice. Both these morons have takes a life and deserve punishment fitting to the crime - frontal lobotomies come to mind,

2368 days ago
19.

Standing by the edge    

And then people wonder why kids behave the way they do ~ because there's no consequences, that's why!! That Hogan brat had better get something much stronger since he was driving the car that crashed and made his friend a living zombie. HE's the one that got the life sentence, not these other two that don't have a scratch on them. I'm just absolutely fed up with these young celebraties and celebuspawns getting away with things not one of us average Americans would nor should. If they are given all these special priviledges then they should be held to at least the same standard. What in the h*ll are these police, prosecutors and judges thinking???!!!

2368 days ago
20.

FlBiker    

I clicked by the show a few times, I honestly thought Nick was functionally retarded. He has slow wit, cannot communicate effectively with adults, could not finish high school. Yet he is allowed to hold a Florida drivers license, WTF?

2368 days ago
21.

Yikes-A-Hooty    

Juicy Lucy - The judges and police are ALL in the celebrities pockets. I'm positive that Florida judges and police commissioners, etc. were paid to look the other way and let Nick's friend get thrown under the bus, as it were. Money can't buy class (obvious by the way the Hogans carry themselves) but it can buy priviledges.

2368 days ago
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robin    

Oh...poor soul. He lost his license for a whole 90 days and 90 days probation.....the humanity, how can this go on. I mean he could be laying in the coma never to be the same again.

2368 days ago
23.

eloc    

Nick Hogan has never fully owned up to the role he played in this mess. It makes me angry; I can't imagine how the family of his "friend" John must feel. The Hogans need to grow up.

2368 days ago
24.

noitall    

LET'S SEE, HMMM..........

* $500 fine
* 25 hrs. community service
* 90 days without a driver's license

YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT, JUDGE. SILLY ME, THAT ADDS UP TO THE COST OF AN AMERICAN WAR HERO'S LIFE ...

2368 days ago
25.

squishers    

This was not enough punishment. Ninety days of probation? Ridiculous. I hope for a far stiffer judgment for Nic's part.

2368 days ago
26.

THE BOSS    

AND HULK SAID GRAZIANO SHOULD HAVE HAD A SEATBELT ON! BAST**D....

2368 days ago
27.

Chika    

I believe an eye for an eye you do drive by shooting you should be stood up and let somebody drive by and shoot your ass, you rape someone you get your s*******t cut off they should put him in the passenger seat of a car and slam his ass into a tree and if he doesn't die he ends up in the same state or worst.

2368 days ago
28.

T JAM    

HEY NICK YOU GO VISIT JOHN GRAZIANO LATLY ,,?? YOU REMEMBER THE GUY WHO YOU PUT INTO THE HOSPITAL FOR LIFE ,,,REMEMBER HIM YOU LOSER ,,,DID HIS PARTNER NOT LEAVE THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT ?? FOR NORMAL PEOPLE THATS A CRIME ! MAYBE THEY SHOULD BOTH BE IN JAIL TILL THEIR FREIND GETS BETTER ( NEVER )` ,, WHATS WITH THE WHITE GLASSES THE BLEECH GETTING TO YOUR HEAD ,,STOP SNORTING IT ,,,YOU LOOK LIKE A TOTAL ASS HOLE ,, WHATS WRONG WITH YOU ,,?? HIT ONE TO MANY WALLS DRIVING ?? WHAT A DESCRACE TO YOUR FAMILY ,,,YOU CANT ALWAYS LIVE ON DADDYS COAT TAILS IF YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ,,

2368 days ago
29.

Fave    

As part of his sentence Nick should have to work in a facility such as the one his friend will be in for the rest of his life, and actually work full 40 hour weeks caring for these patients needs. Maybe then he'll finally see the condition his friend is in. Visiting once in a while for an hour just doesn't cut it. I honestly don't think he "gets it", you know what I mean? Now we find out that Hulk was screwing around with one of Brooke's friends. This family is seriously messed up. Hope the courts take note of the joke of these rich peoples lives when they do their assessment for sentencing. Prison would probably provide the stability Nick doesn't get at home!!! What a joke these people are. Money doesn't buy everything.

2368 days ago
30.

Malibu Barbie    

What Bull S--T the injured passenger and his family gets a life sentence

2368 days ago
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