Ferrari driver who fled Olympia police pleads guilty to DUI, eluding

Staff writerApril 25, 2014 

A man who led Olympia police on a 100 mile per hour chase through downtown Olympia in a Ferrari pleaded guilty Friday to felony eluding a police officer and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Olympia police arrested Shaun Goodman on the night of Dec. 29 after he crashed his 2000 Ferrari F360 into a parked car and a home at the intersection of Legion Way and Lybarger Street SE.

After Goodman's guilty plea Friday, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney James Powers said he will recommend that Goodman serve one year in jail for his crimes. Goodman's sentencing is scheduled for May 9, Powers said.

Officer apprehended Goodman at gunpoint when the disabled high-performance sports car gave out in the parking lot of the Risen Faith Fellowship Church, police reports state. He registered a 0.16, twice the legal limit for drunken driving.

The chase began about 11 p.m. on Olympia's west side after an Olympia officer noticed the Ferrari driving about 50 miles per hour on Harrison Ave. SW.

A terrified passenger who had accepted a ride from Goodman at a local tavern begged to be let out of the Ferrari after Goodman failed to stop for police and instead tried to outrun them.

The passenger later jumped from the moving vehicle as it slowed through downtown Olympia. He was not badly hurt.

 

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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