Florida Polo Mogul Convicted a Second Time in Fatal DUI Crash

October 30, 2014

Florida jurors for a second time have convicted the founder of the International Polo Club in a fatal drunken-driving crash.

The Palm Beach Post reports that jurors took four hours to convict 51-year-old John Goodman Tuesday of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide after a three-week trial.

His 2012 conviction was overturned because of a juror’s misconduct.

Police say a drunken Goodman ran a stop sign in February 2010 and rammed his black Bentley into 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson’s car, causing it to roll into a canal.

Authorities say Goodman left the scene in Palm Beach County and waited nearly an hour to call 911.

The defense argued that an inaccurate test elevated his blood-alcohol level that prosecutors said was 0.177, twice the legal limit to drive. They also argued they no longer had access to the Bentley to prove it may have malfunctioned.

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