In late December, Shaun Goodman drove his Ferrari at 100 mph through downtown Olympia in an attempt to flee the police. The police caught up with Goodman after he lost control of his 2000 Ferrari F360 and crashed into a parked car and a home, reports The Olympian.
Goodman faced serious charges and this week he pleaded guilty to the DUI charge and felony avoiding arrest charge. Prosecutors said they will recommend that Goodman receive a one-year jail sentence. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 9.
The bizarre high-speed car chase involving the Italian sports car began when police spotted Goodman driving 50 mph in downtown Olympia. The police signaled for Goodman to stop; however, Goodman decided to try to outrun the police. Goodman hit up to 100 mph trying to get away and as he slowed in downtown traffic, his terrified passenger -- someone who was hitching a ride from a bar they were at -- jumped out of the moving car.
Goodman eventually crashed and his Ferrari gave out in the parking lot of a local church. Police approached Goodman at gunpoint and he was apprehended. Goodman tested for twice the legal blood alcohol limit.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
In some situations, a DUI defendant may want to consider entering a plea deal. Prosecutors may offer plea deals for a variety of reasons such as when they are dealing with a first-time defendant, have a weak case, or simply don't have time to prosecute the case. Similarly, defendants may have a variety of reasons to accept a plea deal such as to avoid the most serious penalties, to save time and money, or because they believe it can be difficult to win the case.
To learn if a plea deal is in your best interest, you will want to talk to an experienced attorney. Contact an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000 and discuss the specifics of your case.