Former New York Yankees and New York Mets pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden was arrested Monday night in Newark for driving under the influence, according to court records. It was his second arrest in six weeks.
Gooden was caught driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Newark at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Monday, according to a press release from the Newark Department of Public Safety.
Gooden was a “mess” when police found him near the Ironbound section of Newark, according to the New York Post. The paper cited a source who stated Gooden “peed himself” and told police he was diabetic. He was taken to University Hospital in Newark, according to the Post.
Gooden faces a charge of driving under the influence, according to a press release from the Newark Department of Public Safety.
“It’s sad to see the continued problems of this former Mets’ star but it’s an example of the persistent scourge of drugs and alcohol in this country and the stranglehold they have on addicts,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in the press release.
Here is the press release from the City of Newark regarding Gooden’s