In June, a 17-year-old boy survived but was seriously injured when he fell about 75 feet onto some rocks at California's Mount Diablo State Park. He had climbed over a handrail in order to fake a fall so that his pals could capture the plunge on video to
Former Met and Yankee pitcher Dwight Gooden has had several run-ins with the law. In August 2005, he was charged with a felony after fleeing from Florida police during a DUI stop. He turned himself three days later, only to be charged with misdemeanor DUI and resisting arrest. He was held without bail. Gooden was also charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in March. According to official reports, he punched his girlfriend in the face. In February 2002, the former All-Star was charged with drunk driving; in June that same year he received probation after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving.