Dwight Gooden knowledgeable The Post on Tuesday that he felt “very shameful” about his latest DUI bust — and consider to immediately enter rehab.
“I got exactly what I deserved. Unfortunately,” the earlier Mets good talked about exterior his Piscataway, NJ, residence, decrease than a day after he was arrested by Newark cops for allegedly driving beneath the impact the unsuitable strategy on a one-way avenue.
“Basically, I’m going away tonight to try to get some help to save my life,” talked about the ex-star pitcher, 54, whose spectacular career on the mound has been marred over time by his fastened wrestle with treatment and booze.
“I’m very embarrassed. Very shameful. I actually really feel harmful for anybody I dissatisfied or let down.
“It’s a wrestle — a tough wrestle — however, you must simply leap again in,” talked about Gooden, a.okay.a. Doc.
“I’ll be checking in tonight, irrespective of it takes. This time, I indicate, at my age, I’ve been doing this for 30 one factor years. I not at all thought I’d see myself at 54 going once more to treatment.
“First time was at 21. But, you understand.”
He is thought as the last few months “horrible.”
The Mets legend moreover was busted merely closing month for DUI and cocaine possession after cops in Holmdel seen him driving unusually and allegedly found treatment in his automotive.
“It’s been a buildup,” Gooden talked about of his newest factors. “Not lots to get into, nonetheless it’s been a buildup.
“I’m not justifying something,” the ex-baseball participant quickly added.
“About four months ago, for some crazy reason, I stopped taking all my medication. I wasn’t going to my meetings. I wasn’t talking to anybody.”
Several hours earlier, Gooden had been seen leaving his residence and gave a thumb’s as a lot as The Post.