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Goodman's defense team asks Colbath to suppress blood alcohol tests

By Christina Noce

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Former polo mogul John Goodman was in court again Tuesday morning for a hearing.

Goodman was driving a Bentley that hit Scott Wilson's car in 2010. Wilson's vehicle went into a canal, causing him to drown.

His defense team on Tuesday asked Judge Jeffrey Colbath to suppress blood alcohol tests that were taken at the hospital after the fatal crash.

The defense claims that following the wreck, the nurse who collected Goodman's blood used a very small needle typically used for infants instead of a larger needle that police use.

The trial is set to start in about two weeks.

The judge has again denied the defense's request to move the entire trial out of Palm Beach County, but the jury will be picked from Tampa or Jacksonville.

A jury found Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter in 2012, but Goodman was awarded a new trial because of juror misconduct.

Another hearing in the case is set for Wednesday.

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