SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (WFAN/AP) – Jason Kidd, who recently signed a new three-year $9 million deal with the New York Knicks, was arrested in Southampton for DWI according to the Southampton Patch.
The police report says Kidd struck a pole with his Cadillac Escalade and then drove into the woods around 2 a.m.
After the accident Kidd was taken to the local hospital for minor injuries, then released to the police.
Kidd was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge, then released without bail on his own recognizance Sunday morning according to the Southampton Patch.
Kidd’s next court date wasn’t immediately available. The DWI charge carries the potential for up to a year in jail.
Kidd’s agent didn’t immediately respond to phone or email messages. The Knicks, who signed the 10-time All-Star in free agency this week, had no immediate comment.
Kidd played for the New Jersey Nets from 2001-2008 and recently played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2008-2012. The Southampton Patch reports that Kidd purchased a house last year in Water Mill, NY.
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