The New York Knicks’ newly acquired point guard, Jason Kidd, was arrested early Sunday (July 15) and charged with a misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated.
According to ESPN.com, the 39-year-old NBA legend was involved in a single-car accident in which his 2010 Cadillac Escalade struck a telephone pole and went into the woods of Southampton Village at around 2 a.m.
Kidd suffered minor injuries, and was treated at Southampton Hospital. He was then transferred to police headquarters to be processed, and was held for arraignment Sunday morning after which he was released on his own recognizance.
His attorney, Ed Burke Jr., said in a statement, that the NBA vet has pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge and awaits court proceedings.
Police did not say whether Kidd had taken a breathalyzer test.
The Knicks signed Kidd to a three-year deal worth $9 million recently. The team hoped to pair him with rising star Jeremy Lin, but sources say NY doesn’t plan to match the max offer he was given by the Houston Rockets.