By Brian Entin
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - John Goodman was on the stand for more than four hours Wednesday as the defense and state questioned him about the crash that killed Scott Wilson in February of 2010.
Goodman blamed his Bentley for malfunctioning and causing the crash. "I went to put on my brakes, and it wasn't stopping normally, and I pushed harder, and it felt like it wasn't stopping, so I went for the emergency brake... That is what I remember," Goodman said.
Goodman said he was dazed and confused after the crash.
He says his cellphone was dead, so he went to a barn close by where he found alcohol while searching for a phone. "I looked around for a phone for a long time, and then I was in a lot of pain, so I drank the liquor," Goodman said.
Prosecutor Al Johnson grilled Goodman because, Johnson says, up until now, Goodman never testified he told a deputy he went to the barn.
Goodman says after he left the barn and went to Lisa Pembelton's trailer where, he says, he tried to call 911, but the call didn't go through.
He says he called his girlfriend, and then eventually got through to 911. "I knew I hit something, and I wanted to make sure everything was okay," Goodman said.
Goodman says he was in pain after the crash. "I had a broken wrist, a fractured sternum, my head had a cut on it, a bruise on my back and my legs were hurt," Goodman said.
The prosecution claims Goodman didn't tell anyone his head was hurt the night of the crash.
Throughout his testimony Wednesday, Goodman stuttered and was hard to understand. "Sometimes I mumble and don't finish my thoughts," Goodman told the jury.
A blood expert called by the defense will testify Thursday morning.
If scheduling goes as planned, the judge is hoping to have closing arguments Monday.