The Tampa native and former Mets standout pitcher was charged with cocaine possession and driving under the influence last month in New Jersey.
In addition to being too slow, police claim Gooden's windows were overly-tinted and he was failing to maintain a lane while driving. After pulling Gooden over for allegedly driving erratically, police discovered "two, small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine".
Gooden has been charged with cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of drugs. He was also arrested in 2010 for driving under the influence while taking his son to school.More news: Federer denies Nadal in Wimbledon men's semi-final
Gooden, 54, has a lengthy arrest sheet and has battled substance abuse since his playing days.
The case is pending and no date has been set for his next court appearance.
Gooden spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Mets, where he won the 1984 National League Rookie of the Year Award and a Cy Young Award in 1985. He led the pitching staff of the 1986 World Series champion Mets.More news: Fedeli slams feds for Thunder Bay layoffs
After violating his drug aftercare program in 1994, Gooden was suspended for the entire 1995 baseball season. Then in 2010, he was arrested in Franklin Lakes, NJ after crashing his auto while driving his five-year old son to school.
In 2016, Dwight Gooden asserted that he was sober and the cocaine use that plagued him as a player and afterward was in the past.
Gooden, affectionately known as "Doc" and "Dr. K", pitched to a 3.51 ERA across 16 seasons for the Mets, Yankees, Indians and Devil Rays.More news: Strip club charity event at Trump golf course canceled
Roots" letter came after Darryl Strawberry - Gooden's longtime teammate with the Mets and Yankees who also battled drug problems - told the Daily News that the three-time World Series victor was a "complete junkie addict' after he failed to show for a WFAN radio event. He also played for the New York Yankees.