March 24th, 2010
01:50 PM ET

Police: Dwight Gooden arrested for DUI after crash

Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the car when he was arrested Tuesday following a car crash, police said Wednesday.

Gooden was arrested after the two-vehicle crash about 8:50 a.m. ET Tuesday, police in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, said in a statement. Gooden, 45, lives in Franklin Lakes, authorities said.

Gooden faces charges including endangering the welfare of a child; driving under the influence of drugs; DWI with a child passenger; leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident; and reckless driving, the statement said. He was released on his own recognizance.

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  1. Linda

    I am a Very Good Friend of Dwight & his Lovely Family. I love him very much. But it is about time he got his Life in Order & grew up. Apparently Rehab & Jail has not helped him one bit. He needs major intervention. My prayers are with him. Thank God no one was hurt.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. charles

    Dwight, I'm praying for you and your family. Thank God nobody was hurt. GOD BLESS YOU ALL..

    March 26, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. garage roller doors

    Like the previous post said it is really amazing what the rich and famous get away with.

    June 14, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
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