Attorney: Jason Kidd Will Fight DWI Charge

Knicks point guard makes court appearance in Hampton Bays Wednesday.

NBA Star Jason Kidd appeared in on Wednesday for a brief hearing on a DWI charge stemming from a in the Hamptons — a charge he intends to fight.

The crash occurred in the hamlet of Water Mill, where Kidd recently bought a home after signing with the New York Knicks.

According to CBS New York, Wednesday's hearing was only two minutes long and Kidd did not speak.

Kidd's attorney, Edward Burke Jr., of Sag Harbor, told reporters outside the Hampton Bays courthouse that Kidd is not lying down, ESPN reports.

"He is taking this very, very seriously," Burke reportedly said. "He wants to get this past him as quickly as possible. The legal process takes some time but he is ready for his [NBA] season."


Police said that Kidd's 2010 Cadillac Escalade struck a telephone pole and went into the woods near the intersection of Cobb Road and Little Cobb Road, not far from his new house. Police responded at 1:56 a.m. and Kidd was brought via ambulance to Southampton Hospital with minor injuries.

Police said Kidd had the strong smell of alcohol on his breath after the crash shortly before 2 a.m. and was very unsteady on his feet with watery, glassy red eyes and slurred speech.

According to court papers, Kidd refused to submit to either a blood or breath test to determine his blood alcohol content.

He was arraigned later that morning and released on his own recognizance.

The night before, Kidd attended a fundraiser in East Hampton and went to a nightclub.

The court documents state that after Kidd exited the Escalade he told a police officer, in substance, "I was the driver. I had a few drinks. I was going home from a club. I don't know what happened."

Thomas M Jones September 12, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Wow, Fight It! Here's some advice. Save your money plead guilty as you were stoned out of your mind! and Knick fans you could have had Linn but, instead you get a old man who can't handle his liquor or set a positive example for kids in addition to all his other personal problems.Disgusting!
Drtee-Dancer September 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Can't argue this comment.
Whoop Romney September 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM
He is one ugly mugshot.
Kerrie Graham September 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM
He refused the alcohol tests; doesn't that mean you lose your license for one year?
Jerry Can September 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM
"what happened"? Mr. Kidd is it seems like you did not stop for a Stop sign and slammed your big gas guzzling Escalade into a telephone pole. Its quite common for sober motorists to do that at that corner. Must happen several times a day. And anyway, you did not blow 'cause? Most sober people don't blow either...


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