Nicholas Bollea Arrested for Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury
Second Driver Given Court Summons for Reckless Driving
Nicholas Bollea was arrested November 7 on a warrant for Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury resulting from an August 26, 2007 wreck which seriously injured his passenger, John Graziano III. Daniel Jacobs was issued a summons to appear in court for Reckless Driving.
The Clearwater Police Department completed an extensive investigation into the causes of the wreck involving Nicholas Bollea and his passenger John Graziano III. The investigation, conducted by a team of four (4) specially trained police investigators, working in conjunction with the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office, involved the critical examination of substantial physical evidence and the interviews of numerous witnesses. Based on the evidence and witness testimony, investigators have concluded that Bollea was operating his vehicle recklessly at the time of the crash and caused serious bodily injury to Graziano.
A warrant was issued for Bollea's arrest per Florida Statute 316.192 (3)(c) 2 (Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury). Bollea turned himself in to Clearwater Police. He was transported and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury is a third-degree felony. Bollea was also cited for:
Investigators interviewed several witnesses who stated they saw Bollea and Daniel Jacobs racing, before Bollea lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree. The vehicle came to rest in the median of Court Street, east of South Missouri Ave. at 7:31 p.m. on August 26, 2007. Investigators have determined Bollea was driving in excess of 60 miles per hour close to or at the time of the crash. The posted speed limit in that area is 40 miles per hour. The road was also wet due to a recent rain shower.
Investigators have concluded that although Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 were racing, Jacobs was not a direct cause in the crash. Jacobs is being issued a summons to appear in court for Reckless Driving.
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