WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida polo mogul has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a fatal drunken-driving crash.
John Goodman faced up to 30 years in prison in the 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson.
He briefly spoke in his own defense Friday, saying he carried the loss of Wilson with him each day. A prosecutor derided him as "a coward."
Police say Goodman ran a stop sign and rammed into Wilson's car, which rolled into a canal, where the young man died. Authorities say Goodman left the scene and waited nearly an hour to call 911. His blood alcohol level measured more than twice the legal driving limit.
The multimillionaire Goodman is founder and owner of the International Polo Club. His attorney has said he plans to appeal the conviction.