DWI charges for Gooden; 2nd arrest in 2 months

Former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden was charged with driving while intoxicated on Monday in Newark, New Jersey. It was his second arrest in the past two months.

Gooden, 54, was stopped after driving the wrong way on a one-way street, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose. Gooden was taken to University Hospital for further evaluation.

"I got exactly what I deserved -- unfortunately," Gooden told the New York Post on Tuesday. "I'm very embarrassed. Very shameful. I feel bad for anybody I disappointed or let down."

Gooden told the newspaper he was "going away [Tuesday night] to try to get some help to save my life."

He added to the Post: "It's a struggle -- a hard struggle -- but you have to just jump back in."

Gooden was arrested June 7 on suspicion of possession of cocaine and driving under the influence, among other charges, in Holmdel, New Jersey, after he was stopped for a traffic violation.

A court date in the Holmdel case was set for Tuesday.

The 1985 National League Cy Young Award winner has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction over the years. He was suspended from baseball for part of the 1994 season and all of the 1995 season after testing positive for cocaine. He has been arrested several times and served jail time in 2006 for drug use.