This time line details the events before and after the 2010 car accident in which John Goodman allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into Scott Wilson sending him into a nearby canal where he drowned. The trial begins in Palm Beach County March 6, 2012. Learn about the events prior to the accident involving John Goodman and Scott Wilson, including where Goodman was the night before and in the early morning hours before the accident. Also learn when investigators interviewed witness to the accident and others involved in the events prior to and after the crash. For more details about this case and to see interactive web elements about it, go to www.wptv.com.
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Last updated: 03/06/12 at 05:52 PM
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John Goodman was arrested at the Four Seasons Hotel (1435 Brickell Avenue) in Miami, Florida on this date. Goodman was taken into custody and then booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.
Judge Donald Hafele signed an arrest warrant for John Goodman on this date. The warrant number is 01-10-037896.
Heather Colby, Goodman's girlfriend, told investigators she was in Georgia the morning of the accident, according to reports. Colby told investigators she received a call from Goodman and he told her he had been in a car accident. Colby said he did not hear from Goodman until later that morning, according to reports. To view the full interview with Colby click below.
Investigators conducted speed calculations utilizing vehicle damage and physical evidence taken from the scene, according to reports. Investigators say John Goodman was traveling 63-miles-per-hour at the time of the crash and Wilson was traveling 44 miles-per-hour.
On this date investigators interviewed Carlos Pravas, the person the Georgia telephone number that Goodman called belongs to. According to reports, Pravas said he received a call from Goodman but did not answer and Goodman did not leave a voicemail. He then, according to reports, received a call from Heather Colby, Goodman's girlfriend, who told him to call Goodman and gave him the phone number to call. Pravas said, he called the number for Goodman and left a message, according to reports. To view the full interview with Pravas, click below.
During the interview Kris Kampsen told investigators he was the White Horse Tavern and saw Goodman there. According to the reports, Kampsen said he has Goodman drink and eat dinner at the fund-raising event and at the Player's Club. To view the complete interview with Kampsen, click below.
Nicole Ocoro called 911 at 1:01 a.m. the morning of the accident after seeing the Bentley on the side of the road, according to investigators. Ocoro said she did not see anyone around and when she stopped at the scene of the crash was calling out to see if anyone was there and if anyone needed help, but no one answered. To view the complete interview, click below.
During this meeting Goodman agreed to provide investigators with DNA samples and the boots he was wearing the morning of the crash, according to reports.
According to reports, Stacey Shore was interview on this date. Shore said she met Goodman at the Player's Club Restaurant where she was hanging out with him and drinking, according to reports. Shore said Goodman asked her to go home with him, but she declined the offer. Shore said she did not go home with him because Goodman had a girlfriend, he had been drinking and he wanted to get cocaine, according to reports. To read the full interview with Shore, click below.
The funeral and visitation for Scott Wilson was held on February 20, 2010.
The toxicology reports showed John Goodman's blood alcohol level. According to the report, it was more than double the legal limit allowed to operate a motor vehicle in Florida. To view the full report, click below.
According to reports, investigators interviewed Cathleen Lewter (bartender at the restaurant), Matthew Barger (manager of the restaurant) and Facundo Paredes (a valet employee at the restaurant). According to reports, Lewter said Goodman arrived at the club at 11:15-11:30 p.m. and she served him at the bar. She said Goodman was hanging out with Stacey Shore. According to Lewter, Shore called her the day after the accident and told her that Goodman tried to get her to do cocaine with him, but she refused. According to investigators, Barger said he did not see Goodman arrive at the club. Barger said he did not observe Goodman that night while he was working, except when "Goodman slipped on the floor," according to the reports. To view the complete interviews click below.
Cell phone records associated with John Goodman's cell phone were released by AT&T.
According to reports, investigators met with employees of the Player's Club Restaurant to discuss events associated with the night before and of the crash. The Player's Club is located at 13410 Southshore Boulevard in Wellington, Florida. Investigators met with a valet employee (Facundo Paredes), a manager (Paul Griffo) and an attorney (Craig Galle).
Investigators interviewed Lisa Pembleton, the woman who answered a knock on her door from Goodman the night of the accident. According to investigators, Goodman knocked on her door and asked to use her cell phone. Goodman then dialed a Georgia telephone number and then asked her if he should call 911 -- she told him that she thought he should. Goodman then dialed 911 and waited on the phone with the operator until police arrived and took him. View the full interview with Pembleton by following the link below.
At this time investigators visited John Goodman at Wellington Regional Medical center to conduct an impairment assessment on him. According to reports, investigators said Goodman's eyes were "bloodshot and glassy" and his movements were slow and his speech was "slurred" when he spoke. Investigators also said, there was a "strong odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as (Goodman) spoke," according to reports.
According to investigators, the Georgia number that Goodman called from Lisa Pembleton's cell phone, called Pembleton's number back at this time. According to reports, Goodman called Carlos Pravas a friend of Heather Colby, Goodman's girlfriend.
At 1:55 a.m. John Goodman calls 911 to report the accident, according to investigators. The call was placed 54 minutes after the accident was reported. In the call Goodman says his phone died and that he walked to a nearby home to find a phone. Throughout the call Goodman asks the 911 operator if everyone involved is OK and is unable to tell details of the event. During the call Goodman says he is hurt but is OK.
According to investigators, Goodman walked away from the accident site and knocked on the door of Lisa Pembleton's trailer (4193 120th Avenue South) and asked to use her cell phone. Goodman then dialed a number in Georgia, according to reports and then asked Pempleton if he should call 911. Pembleton told her he should call 911 according to reports.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Mitch Reiger was the first Deputy to arrive at the scene of the accident. According to reports, Rieger said he saw a damaged Bentley on the side of the road and a vehicle upside-down in the canal. Rieger called a tow truck to recover the vehicle in the canal at 1:38 a.m. and Rieger said the owner of the Bentley was not at the scene of the accident when he arrived.
The car accident involving John Goodman and Scott Wilson was reported to authorities at this time. It occurred at the intersection of Lake Worth Road and 120th Avenue South in the city limits of Wellington, Florida in Palm Beach County. Goodman was driving a black 2007 Bentley GTC convertible with a Texas license plate. Wilson was driving a 2006 gold Hyundai Sonata with a Florida license plate. According to investigators, Goodman failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into Wilson. The impact of the crash sent Wilson and his car into a nearby canal. Wilson became trapped in the vehicle and drowned. Goodman walked away from the scene.
According to investigators Goodman closed his receipt at the restaurant at this time. The total of the bill was $212.00 for a variety of alcoholic drinks.
According to reports, Goodman spent $212.00 on alcoholic beverages. His receipt detailed purchases of: ten Espolon Silvers, a Patron Silver, a JW Red, a Grey Goose and five Patron Silvers.
After attending the fundraiser at the White Horse Tavern, Goodman headed to The Player's Club Restaurant (13410 Southshoe Boulevard), according to investigators. Here reports say, Goodman continued to drink alcoholic beverages. According to investigators, Goodman left the restaurant alone in his Bentley GTC.
John Goodman attended at fund-raising event at the White Horse Tavern (3401 Equestrian Club Drive) on this date. According to investigators, Goodman ate dinner and drank alcoholic beverages while there.
Scott Wilson left Orlando, Florida and was heading to Wellington to visit his mother and see his sister for her birthday. Wilson was living in Orlando after graduating from UCF.
A stop sign was placed for southbound traffic on 120th Avenue South by the Village of Wellington on this date.
A 45-mile-per-hour speed limit sign was placed on the westbound lane of Lake Worth Road by the Village of Wellington on this date.
A 35-mile-per-hour sign was placed on the southbound lane of 120th Avenue South by the village of Wellington on this date. The sign is .9 miles from the intersection.