Dwight Gooden arrested in New Jersey on DWI charges

Police say Gooden was pulled over Monday night after driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

In this 2017 file photo, former New York Mets pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden watches batting practice before a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. –AP Photo/John Bazemore, File

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ex-New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been arrested again in New Jersey.

Newark police said Gooden was pulled over Monday night after driving the wrong way down a one-way road and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Last month, the 54-year-old was charged with drug possession after suspected cocaine was found in his car.

In a text to Newsday on Tuesday, Gooden said he’s “going away for a while to try and save my life.”

Gooden won the National League Cy Young Award with the Mets in 1985 and was a member of the Mets 1986 World Series championship team. He also played for the New York Yankees.

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He was suspended from baseball for part of the 1994 season and all of the 1995 season after testing positive for cocaine.