Mets Pitcher Busted Again For DUI


In California, the penalties for even a first-time DUI can be harsh. The penalties can include up to six months of jail time, three months of DUI school, 3-5 years of DUI probation, license suspension lasting four months or longer, and installation of an ignition interlock. Once all fees and fines are paid, it can cost up to $15,649. These are just the criminal penalties for DUI. Some careers have policies when it comes to DUI, such as the National Football League. A first-time DUI conviction will result in a one-game suspension without pay. Major League Baseball, however, has no such policy.

The New York Post reports that former New York Mets pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden has been arrested again for DUI. 

On Monday night, former New York Mets ace pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden was arrested on suspicion of DUI in New Jersey. 

A source states that the former baseball player was “a mess” when a police officer stopped him on Vincent Street near Ferry Street in the Ironbound section at around 11:10 p.m. 

The same source said that Gooden was clearly buzzed, though he was cooperative and polite with the police. Gooden informed the police that he is diabetic, though it is unclear if he actually is. His late father was diabetic. 

This is just the latest brush with the law for the 1985 National League Cy Young Award winner. In 2010, he was arrested after crashing his car in Franklin Lakes, N.J. At the time of the crash, he was driving his 5-year-old son to school. 

More recently, Gooden was arrested on June 7th when officers observed him driving erratically. Officers later found two small baggies they suspected had cocaine in them. 

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