Nick Hogan walked out of the Pinellas County jail in Clearwater, Fla., a free man early Tuesday morning after serving 166 days of an 8-month sentence
for causing a serious traffic crash.
The 18-year-old son of pro wrestling star Hulk Hogan was met by his sister Brooke and flashed a peace sign as he left the facility at 12:30 a.m. He had no comment for reporters.
Nick, whose real last name is Bollea, had pleaded no contest in May to causing the August 2007 smashup
. Authorities said he raced through a busy street and crashed his father's car, critically injuring a friend and former Marine who served in Iraq, John Graziano.
Bollea could have faced five years behind bars, but Graziano's family requested a lesser sentence.
Still, the Graziano family has threatened legal action
against the Hogans and has established a foundation
to help their son.
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