Skip to comments.Outcry as businessman gets work-release after 7 DUIs, car crash
Posted on 06/01/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT by Theoria
Joseph Shaun Goodman's seventh arrest for DUI was as sensational as it gets.
Police chased him in his Ferrari at more than 90 mph in downtown Olympia, Washington. A passenger, whom Goodman had just met at a bar, begged to leave the car, and his wish was granted while the car slowed.
Goodman crashed his sports car, a 2000 model worth $70,000, into a house and two cars.
The tall, tan businessman was finally arrested behind the wheel in a church parking lot with police drawing their guns on him just before midnight December 29. Cops noted his watery, bloodshot eyes and smelled alcohol on his breath.
Now there's a local uproar over how Goodman, 42, avoided hard jail time -- despite facing his seventh drunk-driving offense and with his blood alcohol measuring 0.16, twice Washington state's threshold for DUI.
Goodman was given 364 days of work-release from jail because, a judge ruled, jailing him would harm his small business, his employees and the community. Under work-release, he spends his days as a free man at his telecommunications business, but he spends his weeknights and weekends in jail, his attorney said.
But critics such as Sam Miller are outraged.
"It seems like Shaun Goodman and other people that are wealthy are playing by a different set of rules," Miller said. "I think it's also that he's a business owner in this town and that society sees Shaun Goodman more important than anyone else.
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I agree! It’s not right that this guy be treated like an illegal alien (shock-probation and all ...)
“a judge ruled, jailing him would harm his small business, his employees and the community.”
He was too big to fail. Better to have him playing “Death Race 2000” with the community every once in a while.
outraged about this but not the treatment our vets get? Benghazi? kabul spies? senior officer release? fast and furious? cash walker? hell.. the forged BC,SS documents and stolen ssno
thru a liberal zone?
I might actually endorse such a game and I’m pretty sure we can get a weekly show based around it
He must be a party member.
or a kennedy
When this guy finally kills someone, what will the judge say?
My sister was walking home from a friends house and got a DUI! and the cop wrote the dmv that she should have her license revoked!
She lost her license, her job and soon was unable to pay the mortgage bills. To get the license back would cost $2,000. You have all seen the tv commercials about lawyers fighting for you when you get a DUI. It is a scam with the state and the lawyers. $2,000 payoff and you get your license back.
In Cleveland, he’d be about 50 lbs heavier due to the lead added by the police.
That’s freaking nuts. Should be a public intox at most!! Don’t see how they can even try to enforce that.
Did she leave her car to walk home? Sounds odd. But, MN is ODD!
“....Then Griffin jumped out of the Ferrari. He called 911.
Griffin says he’s still traumatized by the experience: He sees a psychologist weekly and a chiropractor three times a week. When he can get sleep, he dreams of the ride all over again, he said. He can’t stand or sit for a long period of time....”
“Oh your Honor my client is PERMANENTLY DAMAGED!”
LOL bad ride in a Ferrari for typical American porker = Million dollar civil suit!
The next time a prosecutor say that a rich person was treated the same as an ordinary person, demand that they provide a list of non-rich people who got the same treatment.
If they cannot deliver, and quickly, they are part of the problem and should not be holding that office.
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dang, that is crazy.
My sister lives in Robbinsdale, Minnesota just outside Minneapolis. Recently the Chief of polices lost his job when he was arrested in a prostitution ring......
After 3 times it is just attempted murder, don’t ever let them out! But no, we go after people with 0.08 as if they were the devil, the true threats get a pass.
How do you get a DUI walking home?