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Driver accused of DWI says he drank after driving and blames his Bentley

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http://gma.yahoo.com/john-goodman-wasnt-drunk-bentley-malfunctioned-defense-says-011739817--abc-news.html

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Defense attorney Roy Black told jurors that Goodman's $250,000 Bentley had malfunctioned that night.

"As it gets close to the stop sign all of a sudden the car surges forward, you see him trying to control this enormously powerful car," he said."

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Goodman allegedly fled the accident scene on foot, and allegedly didn't call 911 until about an hour after the crash. It was determined that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Black explained to jurors that Goodman was not drunk until after the accident, when he was with a friend.

"This man is in pain and he sits down and there's a bar right in front of him," the attorney said, adding that his client took a bottle and "swigs it down in some effort to stop the pain.""

In New Hampshire, the prosecutor must generally prove you were impaired at the time of driving.

UPDATE: Driver was found guilty.

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