Convicted DUI killer John Goodman was brought back to the Palm Beach County lockup about midnight, after he allegedly tampered with the electronic ankle bracelet that monitors his whereabouts while he is on house arrest.
The polo mogul was picked up at his South 120th Avenue home in Wellington when the bracelet sent a signal showing Goodman attempted to break it, a law enforcement source told Gossip Extra.
Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s deputies dispatched to the house allegedly did find evidence of tampering.
Goodman, 49, has been under house arrest as he decided to appeal his March conviction for DUI manslaughter. He was convicted in the February 2010 car crash that killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson and sentenced to 16 years behind bars.
Multi-millionaire trust-funder Goodman was permitted to live at home, on the grounds of his International Polo Club Palm Beach, under strict conditions. He paid a $7 million-bond; agreed to frequent drug tests; promised to remain at home or at his office nearby; gave up socializing at the polo club; and agreed to pay for round-the-clock security organized by PBSO.
PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera confirmed Goodman was returned to the jail but provided no additional details.
The incident could cause Goodman to remain in jail until the appeal is heard, which could take more than a year.
The Goodman case became national news with such elements as Goodman’s adoption of his adult girlfriend and his claims that a malfunctioning Bentley caused the fatal crash.