Criminal Justice

High-speed-chase suspect is allowed to leave state to attend Super Bowl

A Washington state businessman accused in a high-speed police chase will be allowed to leave the state to attend the Super Bowl in New Jersey, but he won’t be driving there.

A judge on Thursday approved the Super Bowl request of defendant Shaun Goodman, who will be taking cabs after flying to see the game, according to his lawyer, Paul Strophy. Goodman will also have to continue wearing his electronic-monitoring bracelet that measures any alcohol use. The Olympian has the story, also reported by the Associated Press.

Strophy’s petition for his client reads, “Defendant has what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see his hometown team play in the Super Bowl.”

Goodman has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of eluding a police officer and misdemeanor charges of DUI and hit-and-run, the Olympian says. He is accused of fleeing police while driving his Ferrari at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour.

The story foresees possible problems with the trip. “It remains to be seen whether Goodman will be able to get through airport security without removing his SCRAM ankle bracelet,” the story says, “or for that matter, Super Bowl security at MetLife Stadium.”

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