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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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Thief2    

HA HA HA HA HA HA.... What a piece of SH1T!!!! Maybe now some liberal judge will give him a week in the slammer..... Just sickening how this guy keeps beating the entire system. Sickening!!!!!! Oh what the hell, let the Kid drive him home. Nobody seems to give a damn anyway.

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Rev Al Sharpton    

If Doc was white, this would not be news

1676 days ago
18.

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

I don't think this is true but I read on another site that he "banged" Condi so "intensely" that she had an epileptic seizure and hallucenated that she was the first Black woman on Mars.

1676 days ago
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nancy jo    

What Was He Thinking???????????? Bad Bad Bad!! Very Bad! If Only He Said NO To Drugs, Things Would Be Different.

1676 days ago
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toby cameron I can still fit into my hs cheerleader uniform!    

Sometimes (look we all know this is true) kids "act up" in the car and it makes it rough to drive. There is NOTHING WRONG with having a little drink to calm down. What kind of F@G cop arrest a baseball star? What is wrong with this country?

1676 days ago
21.

cknj    

Please get these drunk, high, former athletes out of NJ!..they are reaking havoc on our streets!! Put him in a cell w/ Jayson Williams!!

1676 days ago
22.

LeRoy    

He just cant put the pipe down.

JFC!!!

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