The son of WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan, and whose real name is Nick Bollea, was driving when a car crash left his passenger, family friend and former Marine John Graziano, in critical condition.
Graziano will need nursing home care for the rest of his life after having a portion of his brain removed.
"I would like to apologize to the Grazianos and to my family for the accident. Every single day I think about the accident and about John," Bollea said in court.
In addition to his eight months in jail, Nick was sentenced to five years' probation, 500 hours of community service and will have his driver's license revoked for three years.
As his sister Brooke Hogan has made a name for herself in the entertainment business, her brother has become notorious for breaking the law.
Nick, 17, tested positive for alcohol several hours after the accident. Police estimate the car was traveling around 100 miles per hour when it careened off the road and into a tree.
The teen had previously been cited multiple times for excessive speeding.