John B. Goodman, the founder of the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida — not to be confused with the ‘Roseanne’ actor John Goodman — is facing a DUI manslaughter retrial. In February 2010, John B. Goodman drove his Bentley through a stop sign at 63 mph and hit Scott Wilson’s Hyundai Sonata in downtown Wellington. The Sonata flipped into a canal where Wilson, a 23-year-old University of Central Florida student, drowned. Reports say three hours after the crash, “Goodman’s blood-alcohol level tested at .177, more than double the state’s .08 legal limit to drive.”
John Goodman’s first trial in 2012 resulted in a conviction and 16-year sentence but it was thrown out due to juror misconduct. Goodman was released on a $7 million bond pending his appeal. He has been under house arrest since. A Palm Beach County Court will begin the jury selection process for the retrial on October 6.