Former Dodgers pitcher Eric Gagné might have gotten himself into a little bit of trouble. Reports from a Canadian outlet suggest that he was recently charged with a crime stemming from a hit-and-run incident in Quebec. It was reportedly for 2 separate incidents on the same day.
Court records suggest that the former Dodgers closer is facing charges of driving while impaired, though that has not been officially confirmed by anyone. Gagné was apparently driving on a highway in Terrebonne when he struck a vehicle.
The report says that Gagné fled the scene only to strike another vehicle sometime later. It also says that he attempted to flee after the second accident before being apprehended. It’s worth noting that Canada has protective laws that protect the identity of those charged with a crime, but several news outlets up North have reported it to be the former Dodgers star.
Gagné was incredible in his time with the Dodgers. He obviously has that ridiculous consecutive saves record which probably won’t be broken anytime soon. But he also won a Cy Young award as a reliever in 2003, something that is not easy to do.
All told, Gagné tallied 161 saves for the Dodgers between 2002 and 2006. The height of his game was from 2002 to 2004 when he locked down 152 save for Los Angeles, and was a dominant force every time he came into the 9th.