A wealthy Washington man who led police on a high-speed chase in his Ferrari has sparked a debate and protest over whether the wealthy get special legal treatment.
According to reports in the Associated Press and local news, Shaun Goodman pled guilty to drunken driving and eluding police after a December chase in his Ferrari F360 through downtown Olympia. His blood alcohol level was twice the state limit. The chase ended when he crashed the car into a parked car and a home.
Goodman had seven other arrests for driving under the influence, though some were downgraded. But instead of prison, Goodman was sentenced to a year of work release. In January, a judge signed an order modifying Goodman's conditions of release so he could fly to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
Goodman's attorney said Goodman has to run his business every day because employees rely on him for their jobs.