John Goodman, the polo mogul convicted of DUI manslaughter in 2012, has returned home after being hospitalized for about five hours Monday because of complications from hip surgery, his lawyer and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials said Monday night.
An ambulance arrived at Goodman’s house in the 3600 block of 120th Avenue South — where he is under house arrest while he appeals his conviction — shortly after 5 p.m., Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. He was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center. Goodman returned to his home at 9:45 p.m., said Sheriff’s spokesman Eric Davis.
Goodman attorney Guy Fronstin said late Monday that Goodman recently had one of his hips replaced and that the hip had become dislodged from its socket. Fronstin said Goodman’s hip was reinserted Monday night.
Goodman is awaiting appeal of his 16-year sentence on DUI manslaughter charges stemming from a February 2010 crash that killed Scott Wilson, a 23-year-old University of Central Florida engineering graduate. Wilson drowned after Goodman’s Bentley crashed into his Hyundai at the corner of Lake Worth Road and 120th Avenue, sending the Hyundai into a canal upside down.
Goodman, the founder of International Polo Club in Wellington, has previously attracted the attention of public safety workers during his house arrest. In October, a damaged ankle monitor was detected by sheriff’s deputies at his house and landed Goodman back in court. A judge later ruled prosecutors failed to prove Goodman intentionally damaged the monitor.
Palm Beach Post staff writers Julius Whigham II and Daphne Duret contributed to this story.