International Polo Club Palm Beach owner JohnGoodman‘s bar tab moments before last week’s deadly car crash shows he ordered about $200 worth of booze during Ladies’ Night at a popular Wellington watering hole.
According to a source close to the criminal investigation into the accident, Goodman used his credit card to pay for 16 shots of tequila, one of Grey Goose vodka and one of Johnnie Walker Red, then left a $60 tip for the bartender at the Players Club.
“It doesn’t mean he drank it all himself,” the informant told me. “As a matter of fact, we’re fairly sure he didn’t. But he bought thefirst round, and there were seven or eight people with him. There was definitely some kind of partying going on.”
Less than 30 minutes after Goodman left the Players Club , 23-year-old Scott Wilson was dead. Goodman , at the wheel of his $250,000 Bentley convertible, plowed into Wilson’s Hyundai after allegedly ignoring a stop sign. Goodman suffered minor injuries. No charges have been filed, but the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and state attorneys are investigating whether Goodman was impaired.
Assistant State Attorney Ellen Roberts, who specializes in high-profile DUI cases, subpoenaed Goodman ‘s credit card receipt from the Players Club and also those of his friends. The Players Club ‘s lawyer, Craig Galle, is traveling and couldn’t be reached.
One of Goodman ‘s players on his Isla Carroll team, Kris Kampsen, bought his own round that night, eight shots of Baileys and two beers. Others in the group downed drinks called Mind Erasers (Kahlua, vodka and soda) and others Irish Car Bombs, a mixture of beer, Baileys and whiskey.
Goodman met his buddies at an earlier party that night, at the White Horse Tavern on the grounds of the Equestrian Center during a charity Bartender Challenge.
Also ensnared in the investigation is Stacey Shore, a polo fan who was cozying up to the divorced Goodman at the bar.
“Stacey is cooperating fully with investigators,” her lawyer, Tom Gano, said. “She hasn’t been subpoenaed, but she’s been cooperative.”
The source close to the investigation said authorities wanted to know about the sweet nothings Goodman whispered to Shore, as well as where Goodman was headed when the crash occurred.
I hear Goodman invited Shore to accompany him, but she declined.
Goodman ‘s lawyer, Miami’s Roy Black, didn’t return calls for comment.