TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Retired major league pitcher Dwight Gooden faced drunken driving charges Wednesday after police stopped him when they noticed his car weaving in traffic.
He was charged with intoxication, violation of the open container law and driving with a suspended license.
He was arrested shortly before midnight Tuesday and refused to take breath and urine tests, police said. Gooden, 37, later was released from the Hillsborough County Jail on $500 bond.
Gooden was suspended by baseball for 60 days in 1994 for testing positive for cocaine. He failed the test again while he was on suspension and had to sit out the 1995 season.
He retired from the New York Yankees in May, and was serving as an assistant to Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
He finished his career with a 194-112 record and a 3.51 ERA. He threw one no-hitter. He pitched 11 years for the New York Yankees and in 1985 was the youngest Cy Young Award winner at the age of 20.