Mets’ Doc Gooden Busted for DUI in NJ After Cocaine Arrest

What to Know

  • Retired Mets star pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden was arrested for alleged DUI in Newark Monday night, weeks after a cocaine bust in the state

  • Police say he was stopped after going the wrong way on a one-way street; he told authorities he got lost on his way back home to Piscataway

  • The athletic superstar has a well-documented history of battling addiction; he spent time in rehab and crashed a car with his son in tow

Retired Mets All-Star pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden is in trouble with the law for the second time in about six weeks — this time a DUI bust in New Jersey, and just a few weeks after he was accused of cocaine possession in the same state.

The 54-year-old four-time All-Star, who also had a pitching stint for the Yankees, among other Major League Baseball teams, was cuffed Monday night for driving under the influence after he was stopped heading the wrong way down a one-way street in Newark, a police spokesman confirmed to News 4.

Gooden was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. He was then booked for the incident on Vincent Street. Police say he told cops he had gotten lost on his way back to Piscataway following a visit to Jersey City, and that he was police and cooperative to officers who pulled him over.

The former Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award winner was most recently arrested June 7, when he was allegedly caught with cocaine in Holmdel and appeared to be under the influence of drugs, a felony complaint said.

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Information on his attorney wasn't immediately clear — and _

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