Former MLB pitcher Gooden accused of DUI

March 24, 2010 11:59:34 AM PDT
Former Major League Baseball star Dwight Gooden has been charged in New Jersey with driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of an accident. Franklin Lakes police Capt. Joseph Seltenrich says the 45-year-old former pitcher for the New York Mets and Yankees had a child in his vehicle at the time of the two-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Tuesday. It wasn't clear whose child it was.

Police say he was also charged with child endangerment and several motor vehicle violations. They didn't say what drugs they believe Gooden was on.

Gooden was released on his own recognizance until a municipal court hearing. It wasn't clear whether he had an attorney.

He has waged a well-publicized battle with alcohol and drugs, including cocaine.


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