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UPDATE: Basketball Star Jason Kidd Arrested on DWI Charge

Kidd crashed Cadillac Escalade in Water Mill, Southampton Town police say.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY -- Just days after signing with the New York Knicks, Jason Kidd was arrested Sunday morning on a drunken driving charge after a single-car crash, according to .

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 in Water Mill, not far from his Hamptons house. Police responded at 1:56 a.m.

Kidd, 39, was alone in the car, according to police. He was transported to for minor injuries and released into police custody.

Kidd was arraigned and pleaded not guilty on a misdemeanor DWI charge Sunday morning in and released on his own recognizance, according to his Sag Harbor attorney Eddie Burke Jr.

"We await further discovery from the district attorney's office," Burke said.

Kidd, one of the best point guards in the NBA, signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks on Thursday.

He won a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 — in fact police said his address is still listed as Dallas, Texas. He has also played with the Phoenix Suns and New Jersey Nets. 

According to The New York Daily News, Kidd attended "Fostering a Legacy," a benefit for R&B singer Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation, which tries to inspire kids in foster care and group homes, in East Hampton. William Nuti, who is the CEO of NCR, a global technology company, and chairman of Sprint, hosted the event at his estate. 

Kidd tweeted a photograph of himself and filmmaker George Lucas, the event's honoree on Saturday night. Photographs sent into TMZ suggest he partied at the nightclub in East Hampton into the early hours on Sunday.

This is not Kidd's first brush with the law. He was arrested and eventually pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge in January 2001, when he was married to his former wife, Joumana. They divorced in 2007.

Kidd is now married to Porschla Coleman, a former model. They recently welcomed their second child.

Kidd bought a house last year in Water Mill for a reported $5.97 million.

Mrs. Sea July 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I wonder what his tox screen shows? Was alchohol the only drug involved, and does that affect his ability to lower the offense? I have no idea, but from what others have written above, it sounds to me like he was doing more than drinking.
Lee S July 16, 2012 at 03:32 PM
He may end up with multiple charges which can make it harder to reach a deal. If they took blood at the hospital and he had drugs in his system then he will prob get a charged with a misdemeanor DWAI for each drug. He also might get an aggravated DUI if they find that he was triple the limit....i dont know how that works though. I don't know if they breathalized him or if he refused.....all in all I'm prob wrong. He's famous so he'll prob get some type of special treatment regardless of
Jaguar-Guy July 16, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Bazinga - right on the nose Bob!! Take a cab there, and then you must take one home.
GOLD FINGER July 16, 2012 at 03:49 PM
REALLY? WHO GIVES A ---- Just another over paid spoil jock who thinks because he lives in a $6 million dollar home in WM and makes millions can do what ever he wants. Lock him up and 2yrs probation. Then perhaps Mr Kidd will grow up and stop acting like a KIDD
gertrude t.green July 16, 2012 at 09:56 PM
why didn't the club call kidd 's family or send him home in a cab?

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