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Doc Gooden Busted for DWI -- with Kid Passenger

3/24/2010 10:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Doc Gooden Former NY Mets and NY Yankees star pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden was arrested in New Jersey yesterday after cops say he got into a car crash while under the influence of drugs -- while there was a kid in his car.

According to officials, 45-year-old Gooden was arrested and charged with multiple crimes including:

-- Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
-- Being under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
-- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-- DWI with a Child Passenger
-- Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident
-- Reckless Driving
-- Failure to Keep Right
-- Failure to Notify Change of Address regarding driver's license

As first reported on Deadspin.com, cops say they first investigated the situation after receiving a 911 call around 8:50 AM yesterday morning.

Gooden was released on his own recognizance.

Dwight has a storied history of substance abuse -- dating back to his playing days in the late '80s.

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Whamo    


Puck from "The Real World" was allegedly blasted when he wrecked his car last week -- seriously injuring himself and his 8-year-old son.
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He happens to be white. I’m sure you’ll find a way to blame it on all black men though.

1489 days ago
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Jake    

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous, as we all know, but if this story turns out to be true, then these facts are outrageous. Gooden should not be allowed to drive again if he is endangering the welfare of a child and our firm’s hope is that the District Attorney will punish him to the fullest extent of the law. It might be a good idea to not allow him to drive a car again, but how can that be monitored? Technology that prevents drunk-drivers from getting behind the wheel and starting a car while intoxicated can only do so much. What if Gooden gets in a different car? What if a child happens to be in that car? The only way he won’t drive under the influence again is if he does not drive at all. —- Michael Pines, San Diego Accident Attorney

1489 days ago
3.

ginny    

what else is new??

put the idiot away for a bit and perhaps he will change his
horrid image..
jerk

1489 days ago
4.

Jessica    

Doc should quit the taking Controlled Dangerous Substances and drinking, dude looks a lot older than 45.

1488 days ago
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DUI and Child Endangerment    

Dwight is facing DUI and Child Endangerment Charges. He is going to face some serious jail time for his actions. In case you want to learn about the DUI and Child Endangerment Law check out this blog post,
http://www.wefight4you.com/blog/post/2010/03/25/DUI-Child-Endangerment.aspx

1488 days ago
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Darlene    

What a dumb ass!!!!!!!!

1489 days ago
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donn    

Lindsay Blowhan was the child passenger . Scnoooow

1489 days ago
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Mrs. Pine    

What a waste Dwight Gooden is! He had such an incredible talent, he would have for sure been a Hall of Famer if he hadn't screwed himself up with drugs. He's been in trouble for the past 25 years, drugs, drinking, assault, jail, etc. Many people around baseball, including his nephew Gary Sheffield, have tried to help him, but he has messed up every chance. Compare this with his Mets teammate Darryl Strawberry, who was also always in trouble, but has straightened his life out completely in recent years.

Any sympathy I might have for him disappeared when he drove in that condition with a child in the car. Lock this loser up for good!

1489 days ago
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james    

Must be nice to be O.R.'ed on such serious charges. If it had been LAPD he would have been under the jail with those charges. WOW The beauty of being famous.

1489 days ago
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james    

Did he drive himself home afterward too

1489 days ago
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Ted    

Seen and Overheard: Antonin Scalia, Jon Stewart in Michael’s Tete-A-Tete

NEW YORK, NY – Fellow diners were surprised over the weekend to see two unlikely American icons sharing the same table at the popular Michael’s Restaurant in Manhattan: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and faux news commentator Jon Stewart.

“The two were wrapped up in an avid discussion, but I couldn’t tell what it was about,” said one lunchtime tablehopper at the prestigious venue, a favorite of former President Bill Clinton. “They were totally engrossed in what the other was saying.”

But diners at an adjacent table suggested that the two seemed to be giving each other “hiring tips.”

Legal author Franz Schuman at the Observer solved the mystery: “Scalia is infamous for staffing his clerks office with 93% men, despite the fact that this breaks pretty much every federal non-discrimination law on the books,” he said. “And Stewart is the same when it comes to staffing his writing team – it’s 20 men, and only a single female. His discriminatory hiring practices are known throughout the industry.”

Stewart, who anchors Comedy Central’s popular “The Daily Show,” and Alito have declined in the past to respond to criticism of their decades-long discriminatory hiring practices.

But Stewart’s chief of staff, Ben Karlin, recently told the New York Times that it is “impossible” to find women who are “funny.”

Michael’s owner Michael McCartny noted that while his restaurant welcomes a wide variety of guests on a regular basis – “even Fidel Castro has dined here” – he would prefer that Alito and Stewart find another place to lunch in the future. “Our restaurant has a very firm policy of non-discrimination,” he said.

1489 days ago
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TMZFan    

What a damn waste. I Loved Gooden and Strawberry back in the day. They were both easily headed for the Hall of Fame until they F'ed up there careers with drugs!!!

1489 days ago
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JKR    

I'm sure all charges will be dismissed except for the Child Endangerment, in which case he'll get probation, no jail time, small fine, do a public service announcement and receive $50k on the talk show circuit discussing the danger of DWI.

Now, it IS possible that ALL charges will be dropped if Jessa Jackson and Allah Sharpton protest that he is being discriminated by the police and the judicial system because he is black....

1489 days ago
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toby cameron I can still fit into my hs cheerleader uniform!    

A black man is taking care of his kid... big deal he has a little booze and some a$$hole cop arrest him! what good does this do? NOT ONE BIT

1489 days ago
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toby cameron I can still fit into my hs cheerleader uniform!    

WHich of the Kardashians was in the car with him?

1489 days ago
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