Court rejects Goodman blood testing challenge

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 19:11:39-04

An appeals court has rejected a challenge by John Goodman involving the testing of his blood.

Goodman was behind the wheel of a crash that killed 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010. He was convicted initially in 2012 of DUI manslaughter, and again in 2014 after a re-trial.

Goodman's lawyer had argued the blood-alcohol test that Goodman was given after the crash should have been disqualified.

His defense team contended that the FDLE didn't have the authority to regulate blood collection and that the blood sample drawn from Goodman was unreliable.

The Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled that Goodman failed to show that the blood testing program was inaccurate. The court said that Goodman's "argument is an overbroad solution in search of a problem that does not exist."