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Outcry as businessman gets work-release after 7 DUIs, car crash
CNN ^ | 01 June 2014 | Michael Martinez and Dan Simon

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: crime; dui; ferrari; washington

1 posted on 06/01/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

I agree! It’s not right that this guy be treated like an illegal alien (shock-probation and all ...)


2 posted on 06/01/2014 10:43:35 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Theoria

“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.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Theoria

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

amazing


4 posted on 06/01/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: headstamp 2

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


5 posted on 06/01/2014 10:46:24 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

He must be a party member.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 10:48:42 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

or a kennedy


7 posted on 06/01/2014 10:49:38 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Bingo.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 10:57:35 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: Theoria

When this guy finally kills someone, what will the judge say?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 11:02:12 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Theoria

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.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 11:28:05 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Theoria

In Cleveland, he’d be about 50 lbs heavier due to the lead added by the police.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 11:46:56 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: minnesota_bound

That’s freaking nuts. Should be a public intox at most!! Don’t see how they can even try to enforce that.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: minnesota_bound

Did she leave her car to walk home? Sounds odd. But, MN is ODD!


13 posted on 06/01/2014 11:48:34 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Theoria

“....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!


14 posted on 06/01/2014 12:14:52 PM PDT by golux
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To: Theoria

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.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 12:37:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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16 posted on 06/01/2014 12:54:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: minnesota_bound

dang, that is crazy.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 12:56:08 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria

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......


18 posted on 06/01/2014 1:40:19 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Theoria

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.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: minnesota_bound

How do you get a DUI walking home?


20 posted on 06/01/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Theoria

Affluenza is being an epidemic.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 3:14:56 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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