According to the Franklin Lakes, N.J., police, the oft-arrested former Met/Yankee (oh, and Indian/Astro/Devil Ray, too) was pinched early Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. The tip we received and press release are below.
From an email: "Just got a tip that Dwight Gooden got arrested for drunk driving at 8:00 am in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Apparently he rear ended a friend of mines boss..."
Lt. John Bakelaar from the Franklin Lakes police department is sending over the press release soon.
Gooden was "invited to be a spring training adviser" for the Mets this year, but turned down the offer because his wife was pregnant.
Gooden's legal and substance abuse troubles are well-publicized.
Detective Bureau Telephone 201-xxx-xx31
490 Dekorte Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ, 07417
Date: 24 March 2010
From: Detective Lieutenant John Bakelaar
Re: Press Release
3/23/2010 – At 8:50 am, officers responded to a 911 report of an auto accident on Old Mill Rd. involving two vehicles. After conducting an on-scene investigation, officers arrested one of the drivers, Dwight GOODEN, age 45 of Franklin Lakes, NJ. GOODEN was charged with the following:
Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
DWI with a Child Passenger
Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident
Failure to Keep Right
Failure to Notify Change of Address regarding driver's license
Mr. GOODEN was released on his own recognizance. Officers Jon RYNANDER and Robert LYON investigated.
So much for his "resurrection" in 2010.