May 21st, 2014
01:35 PM ET

Man With 7th DUI Arrest Gets to Leave Jail to Work During the Day

Joshua Shaun Goodman of Washington state has been arrested for driving under the influence seven times.

Goodman was arrested in December on multiple charges after a passenger had to throw himself from Goodman's moving car in order to escape.

He also crashed his Ferarri into two cars and a house, and led police on a high speed chase which ended with their guns drawn.

At the time of arrest,  he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.16.

So what's the punishment for all that?

Goodman was sentenced by a judge to just one year of work release. He'll spend 364 nights in the county jail, but he's free to go to his job during the day.

His sentence has many in his community crying foul and saying he received leniency because of his wealth.

Goodman's lawyer, Paul Strophy, defended his client on "New Day" Wednesday, saying "I don’t think he’s getting special treatment."

"Anybody in my client's shoes would have gotten 364 days in jail ... the only concession Mr. Goodman got was the work release vs. straight time in jail."

Watch the interview above and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  1. Alexis Faith

    So he's released because doing prison time would hurt his business. You know what is really hurts a business? For the guy who owns it to get drunk (yet again), start a car chase, crash his car, endanger the lives of others, and get off for it despite having 6 prior convictions showing that he clearly is incapable of staying sober on his own all supposedly because of said business. If his business is keeping the justice system from doing its job, I say boycott the business and see how far he gets when he's arrested the 8th time.

    May 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  2. Allen Jensen


    May 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Reply

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