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Dwight Gooden was arrested Tuesday morning in Franklin Lakes for Driving Under the Influence of a controlled substance, after being involved in a car accident. The news was first reported by  Gooden, the former Mets ace, has struggled with issues of drug and alcohol use since the 1980s, when he was a young phenom for the 1986 World Series champion Mets. He spent time in jail for his drug use, but appeared to be turning his life around last season, when he announced he would be moving to Franklin Lakes and opening a baseball academy. He also was named vice president of the Newark Bears.

Here is the official press release detailing the incident, from the Franklin Lakes Police Department:

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

Reckless Driving

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.

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