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About 25 people protested Friday outside the courthouse where an Olympia man was sentenced to a year of work release for leading police on a drunken chase through downtown Olympia in his Ferrari last year.
Some of the protesters said they believe that the defendant, Shaun Goodman, who pleaded guilty to DUI and felony eluding in connection with the case, was treated too leniently by the judge and prosecutor in the case.
"It's not fair that there's a two-tiered legal system, one for those with money and another for those without," Sam Miller, one of the organizers of the protest, said Friday.
Goodman's arrest in December was his seventh DUI arrest - although two of Goodman's prior DUI arrests were pleaded down to negligent driving convictions, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Schaller said in court last week.
Henry Griffin, a terrified passenger who accepted a ride from Goodman that night, also was at Friday's protest outside the Thurston County Superior Courthouse. Griffin said Goodman was driving over 100 miles per hour that night, and he escaped the car by jumping out when Goodman slowed through downtown Olympia.
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Is this another case of "affluenza"? This is another case where the defendant has tons of money, and is given an extremely lenient sentence. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...