Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Father of the Year - Puck or Dwight?

One father drives while drunk. One father drives under the influence of drugs. Both have their young sons in the cars with them. Both crash and nearly kill those sons. First up, David Rainey, better known as Puck from the Real World San Francisco.

Puck, One of the TV's first reality stars, is hospitalized in San Diego and will charged with driving while intoxicated, according to the California Highway Patrol.

David Rainey, who was known as Puck on 1994's "Real World: San Francisco," was seriously injured in the wreck, which took place at about 9:20 p.m. on Friday on state Route 79. CHP officer Brian Pennings said Rainey, 41, was headed north, not far from the community of Descanso, just before the crash.

"Due to his level of intoxication, he was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway," Pennings said.

The Ford Fiesta went off the roadway, down an embankment, where it came to rest on its roof in a streambed.

Also injured in the crash was Rainey's 8-year-old son, Bogart, who was able to climb out and up the embankment, where he flagged down a passing motorist. Both Rainey and his son were taken to UCSD Medical Center by air ambulance. The boy's injuries were not as severe as his father's, according to the CHP.

Source: Reality TV Star Faces Charges After Crash: CHP | NBC San Diego

Next up, former Mets Pitcher Dwight Gooden.
Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the car when he was arrested Tuesday after a car crash, police said Wednesday.

Gooden was arrested after the two-vehicle crash about 8:50 a.m. ET Tuesday, police in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, said in a statement. Gooden, 45, lives in Franklin Lakes, authorities said.

Detective Lt. John Bakelaar told CNN that the child in the car was Gooden's 5-year-old son.

So, which of these shining examples of maturity and parental wisdom should be Father of the Year?

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