Nick turned himself in on Wednesday on the charge of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, in which he will be tried as an adult, although he's 17. Nick and friend John Graziano, 22, crashed into a 25 ft. palm tree off the FL. highway. Nick was released from the hospital next day, but John Graziano, remains in critical condition.

The Hogan family is saddened that Nick is being booked on criminal charges related to his Aug. 26 car crash. His attorneys tell
PEOPLE, "We are confident the evidence will demonstrate that this was an accident."

Accident, indeed, but Nick's going down for this one.