Transcript for Polo Tycoon DUI Trial: John Goodman Testifies
We're gonna turn out of the surprising testimony in the drunk driving and vehicular homicide trial that Florida polo tycoon John Goodman. He took the stand in his own defense Wednesday it was the... See More
We're gonna turn out of the surprising testimony in the drunk driving and vehicular homicide trial that Florida polo tycoon John Goodman. He took the stand in his own defense Wednesday it was the first time we've heard his version of what happened the night that he drove his Bentley into another car and in so doing. And of the life of a young man. ABC's NG Denise has the story. Tense John Goodman took the stand -- you nervous that it. Yes -- in a surprise move the polo mobile spoke in his own defense. Admitting to having four drinks on the night his Bentley slammed -- 23 year old Scott Wilson's Hyundai. But he strongly denied being intoxicated at the time of the deadly crash. You either -- impaired or intoxicated. Absolutely not. He insists his Bentley malfunction. -- did not seem to be stopping as. Easily as I -- -- to. And that he did not realize anyone else was hurt Goodman left the scene as Wilson drowned in a canal where his car had landed. Goodman says he was severely injured and stumbled down the road to a barn where he found some alcohol. I went over and proceeded into -- -- -- of the liquor and I am trying to fit to believe you. Taking it wouldn't help with my pain. -- police found him hours after the crash Goodman's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. But prosecutors have been arguing the multi millionaire drank heavily before getting behind the wheel pointing to his 272. Dollar bar tab. With sixteen shots of tequila along with whiskey and vodka. They say he knew that Wilson's car was stuck in that -- -- and ignored it you know -- and handed -- Absolutely not Goodman claimed he was dazed because he hit his head during the crash. But then struggled to answer why he didn't tell paramedics who -- -- -- I didn't knock down. I'm -- reading from Goodman's own 911 call prosecutors said he knew he hit Wilson's. I'm in big trouble. Any further questions. And there were some controversy in the courtroom yesterday a -- complained to the judge saying that the prosecutors we're actually making faces while John Goodman was testifying. At one point -- stopped the testimony and complained that he was distracted a judge reprimanded the state for that closing arguments are expected today Josh. So bizarre I'll take it here again she -- so much.
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