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by Kingman on March 24 at 5:09PM
Ugh. From the AP:

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. - Former Major League Baseball star Dwight Gooden has been charged in New Jersey with driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of an accident.

Franklin Lakes police Capt. Joseph Seltenrich says the 45-year-old former pitcher for the New York Mets and Yankees had a child in his vehicle at the time of the two-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Police are not saying whose child it was but say no one was hurt.

Authorities say Gooden was also charged with child endangerment and motor vehicle violations. They would not release details, including the type of drugs.

Gooden was released on his own recognizance until a municipal court hearing. It wasn't clear whether he had an attorney.

He has waged a well-publicized battle with alcohol and drugs, including cocaine.

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