NewsRegion C Palm Beach CountyWellington


Polo Club founder John Goodman runs out of appeals for DUI manslaughter

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeal
Posted: 5:07 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 19:28:44-04

The founder of the Wellington Polo Club has run out of appeals for his conviction in a DUI manslaughter case. 

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it is not going to hear the appeal of John Goodman.

He was sentenced to 16 years in prison for crashing into the car of 23-year-old Scott Wilson and killing him.

Goodman had unsuccessfully appealed to the Florida Supreme Court to overturn his guilty verdict.

Goodman claimed the Bentley he was driving malfunctioned the night of the crash.  He also said he wasn't drunk at the time of the crash.