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Millionaire didn't take breathalyzer test after fatal crash

Tough questions tonight about that fatal car crash near Wellington involving multi-millionaire John Goodman.

Police say Goodman ran a stop sign, hitting Scott Wilson's car and sending it into a canal, killing the 23-year old.

Authorities say they're investigating to determine if Goodman may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It may surprise you that police did not give Goodman a breathalyzer test that night.


Was John Goodman drunk or under the influence of drugs that night, when officials say he ran a stop sign at 1 in the morning in his $200,000 Bentley?

Sheriff's investigators say they intend to find out.

Investigators say in many cases where DUI is suspected, a driver is given a breathalyzer test at the scene. But that did not happen in Goodman's case.

"We obtained blood in the course of the investigation. He was already at the hospital by the time we got there," said Sgt. John Churchill.

He says instead of giving Goodman a breathalyzer test, also known as an intoxilyzer test, they drew blood at the hospital.


The blood test he says, will show not only if Goodman had alcohol in his system, but also whether he had been using drugs or prescription meds that might've impaired his ability to drive.

Getting the results back from the blood test, and the other evidence, could take a long time.

The average is six to nine months.

A prosecutor in the case tells us they've subpoenaed Goodman's credit card receipts from a bar in Wellington where he had been the night of the crash, trying to determine how many drinks he bought that night.

If Goodman is eventually charged with D-U-I manslaughter, that charge carries a possible 15 year prison sentence.

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