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BRINGS INTO PLAY THE DVD VIDEO "VEHICULAR LUNATICS"...DOES THE APPARENT CONDONING AND PARTICIPATION IN ILLEGAL STREET RACING BY THE ADULT PARENT LINDA BOLLEA HAVE AN IMPACT ON HER MINOR CHILD (AT THE TIME OF ACCIDENT) NICK BOLLEA AND HIS ACTIONS ?
The DVD was filmed at several Florida locations, including Saint Petersburg and Orlando. One “Extra” on the DVD is called “Street Racing With Linda Hogan.” At one point, Linda Bollea (Hogan) is seen alongside another car. Linda Bollea is driving a car identified as a Mercedes Benz SL600 ($120,000 vehicle).
Her daughter, Brooke is her passenger.Brooke says to the men in the adjacent car, “Wanna race?” One of the men replies, “Yeah! We love racing you! On three.” Brooke replies, “Let’s do this. Alright.” Then Linda Bollea says “Let’s kick it.”
The cars take off, but their speeds are not known.Nick Bollea and his father Terry Jean, better known from his wrestling days as Hulk Hogan, are also seen in the documentary. Two years later, 17 year old Nick is charged with felony reckless driving after a crash leaves a friend in a coma, and after Nick was pulled over four times for speeding.
At one point in the documentary, his mother was asked how she feels about street racing. Her answer: “Oh, I love it. I love it. The rush, the speed on the road, stereo blasting, heart-pounding, racing in between all the cars, dodging the cops. It’s awesome.”