WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Lawyers for polo mogul John Goodman are denied the request to dissamble and test the Bentley Goodman was driving when he allegedly blew through a stop sign and killed Scott Wilson.
Updated, TUE 3 PM: A hearing set for later Tuesday for a local Polo mogul accused of DUI manslaughter has been cancelled as a judge makes his ruling.
John Goodman wanted to have his Bentley tested by a company of his choice, but the judge rejected that request.
Prosecutors and the parents of the victim, 23-year old Scott Wilson, had been fighting the proposal.
Goodman is accused of hitting Wilson's car, sending it into a canal along Lake Worth Road in Wellington.
Wilson died before paramedics could save him.
Previously: It's the car at the center of a deadly crash. Lawyers for polo mogul John Goodman want the Bentley Goodman was driving, when he allegedly blew through a stop sign and killed Scott Wilson, tested.
Goodman's attorneys want to move the damaged Bentley from the sheriff's impound lot to a private garage in Riviera Beach. That's where Goodman's team wants to disassemble and test the vehicle.
Prosecutors are opposing the move; the parents of victim Scott Wilson are also fighting the proposal. The parents' civil lawyers write in their filing that the Bentley is in "no condition to be moved" and "is important evidence for all interested parties".
In both civil and criminal cases, according to investigators, back in February, Goodman hit Wilson's car sending it into a canal along Lake Worth Road in Wellington.
Wilson died before paramedics could save him. Goodman has been charged with DUI manslaughter.
The hearing is set for later Tuesday afternoon. We'll keep you updated on the developments.