You would think 7 DUI’s and a 100 mph high-speed chase would earn some serious jail time for this asshole:
Angry protesters are promising to march on the Thurston County courthouse on Friday to voice their outrage that a drunk driver who led police on a dangerous high speed chase got off with no jail time.
The protesters say the rules are different for rich people when it comes to jail time for DUI offenders.
A Thurston County judge sentenced Shaun Goodman to just a year of work release for the Dec. 29 drunk driving episode.
In that incident, Goodman led police on a chase through downtown Olympia at top speeds of 100 mph. The chase ended when he crashed his 2000 Ferrari F360 into a parked car and a home. His blood alcohol measured 0.16, twice the Washington state threshold for drunken driving. During the chase, a passenger in Goodman’s vehicle begged him to stop. The passenger later jumped out when the Ferrari slowed down at an intersection.
Goodman eventually pleaded guilty to felony eluding a police officer and DUI, and the judge sentenced him this week to a year of work release, with no jail time.
Some have called this another case of affluenza, an alternate standard of justice for rich people. I would disagree — his sentence is actually not atypical for DUI. Unless there is a fatality, a DUI conviction mostly involves fines (which are no big deal if you are wealthy).