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John Goodman's bartender takes stand

By Brian Entin

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The bartender, who served John Goodman the night of the crash that killed Scott Wilson, took the stand Thursday.

Cathleen Lewter says John Goodman ordered 18 drinks at the Player's Club, but, she says, many of the drinks were for other people.

"What was the first thing John Goodman did when he walked into your bar?" the prosecutor asked.

Lewter responded: "Order 10 shots of our best tequila."

The state spent much of the morning comparing Lewter's current testimony with what she said in an earlier deposition. Lewter admitted she may have misspoken in the previous deposition because she was intimidated and threatened.

Lewter told the jury she did not see exactly how many drinks Goodman drank at the bar. She says he closed his tab just before 1 a.m.

The state also questioned Lewter about whether she was given certain tax documents at the Player's Club or paid under the table.

Another issued that came up Thursday: What to tell the jury about why John Goodman's Bentley is no longer in evidence. The state prematurely released the car according to the judge.

The defense says the state messed up, and it's not fair to Goodman. 

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