Former Mets, Yankees player Dwight Gooden faces drug, DUI charges

Posted: Updated:
HOLMDEL, N.J. -

Former Mets and Yankees legend Dwight “Doc” Gooden is facing drug and DUI charges.

The arrest happened June 7 during a traffic stop in Holmdel, according to a criminal complaint.

Gooden was allegedly in possession of “a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine” and two “small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine.”

Gooden is expected to make an appearance in Monmouth County Court on July 23.

Gooden won the Cy Young with the Mets in 1985 and was a member of the Mets' 1986 World Series championship team.

The 54-year-old Gooden was previously arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey in 2010. He has long battled problems with alcohol and drugs, including cocaine.

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

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."