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.

nelson a. walter July 15, 2012 at 04:38 PM
leave the kidd alone
North Fork Bob July 15, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I love Jason on the Basketball court
Wilson Martinez July 15, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Damn all that money, hire a driver then you can really get wrecked.!!! And not endanger anyone... :(
Joan July 15, 2012 at 05:00 PM
How much would you love him and his baller skills if he ran into you instead of a tree?SMH big time
Jaguar-Guy July 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Although Eddie Burke, Jr. is a great attorney, Kidd is going to have a problem with this. Stupid move J. Kidd.
KingsFan July 15, 2012 at 05:20 PM
you should not drink and drive period but man i drink , love Beer, if i had his money i would have me a choffer waiting outside. a taxi , something. if you feel your going to drink have a taxi number with you at all times , if your a millionaire ? come on , be real. No one is perfect i know but if you got money and you can afford lawyers that seems like what millionaires like doing best. kidd has not been busted for this kinda stuff in the past but hopefully next time if he plans on drinking spend money on a driver that will take you you home safe and keep other safe as well. glad no one got killed. i like Jason Kidd but he should of spoke up and said F that! i am not backing up that fat a## PG Felton! then go home and get F#% up! that what he should have done. I would have been angry too backing up that sorry azz PG! to bad Jason Kidd made a bad choice. Smart guy , i dont think he would make the same mistake agian, he must of been pist!
KingsFan July 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
George Maloof went thru the same sh!T , hopefully George can help him out and get angry management and D.U.I classes , bring Jason Kidd to Sacramento Kings where the best Fans are , get away from fat azz felton . Jason Kidd , come to Sacramento and get your azz over here and get you some minutes man and stop stressing.
Jazzy Jay July 15, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I'm sure Felton isn't gonna come in fat this year...The knicks wouldn't have traded for him. He's an upgrade fro Lin...A proven NBA player who can bring the ball up against pressure. Miami proved that Lin can't do that...
justbreath July 15, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Mrs. Sea July 15, 2012 at 07:15 PM
It always sickens me when someone with money and/or fame can afford to hire a high-priced attorney and not suffer the same consequences as someone without money. Unfortunately, that seems to be the American way and life in the Hamptons!
Jaguar-Guy July 15, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I know - All he had to do was call a freakin' cab !!! What an a-hole.
North Fork Bob July 15, 2012 at 08:34 PM
The first thing that goes when you are drinking is the ability to reason.The best thing to do is take a cab to the club so you have to take a cab back.It also protects your car from nicks and dings in the parking lot.
Susan July 15, 2012 at 08:44 PM
We just heard this on the radio. It makes me mad when anyone of wealth, celeb, sports who can afford a driver, (or taxi or ride home with a fan) drives impaired. A Nets fan looking forward to seeing him play in NY too, huge error in judgement.
WHITEWOLF July 15, 2012 at 09:23 PM
john bouy July 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM
just another pea brained NBA thug doing what comes natural to them
Haberstrom McNuggert July 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
My brother works in the jail there. He said that Kidd had actually defecated in his pants when they brought him in. Got so wasted he crapped himself. He also said Kidd was singing, "we are the champions" and doing a dance while they tried to fingerprint him.
Meadow Lane July 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM
So we'll beat up on poor Charlotte DePersia, but let The Kidd alone? You are sooooo lucky that I am not the judge, Mr. Kidd. Dead is dead, regardless of which of these jackasses hits you head-on with their out of control vehicles or which one becomes the "bone" in the T-Bone. Oh, yeah, I suppose it's cool if he's a jock....NOT. Add to this idiot's first time "appearance" in The Hamptons the fact that he is an IDOL to many young and teen children and you now understand why the East End is filled with such STUPID BEHAVIOR by every young, dumb and full of (****) brat that mommy and daddy have failed to train any better than their crap-in-my-ivy pet. WANTED: Ass-wiper for another obnoxious kid in The Hamptons. And you Republicans want to send the poor Hispanic kids back home? Who will do the job, your kids? Gosh...I guess I'm in one of those moods tonight...as in the "sick of this s**t mood".
liquidenergy July 16, 2012 at 12:50 AM
this isn't the clown's first incident with under the influence driving. Someone should check the accident he was in just before he got into the NBA out in Northern California. This guy got lucky and skated, probably crapped his pants and the police felt sorry for him. Sad to see that bit of leniency didn't faze him one bit.
Jaguar-Guy July 16, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Awful, and he will walk without any hassles because he'll plead it down to something lower.
Johndavid Hensley July 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Really? All that success and money and you can't hire a driver? even yet....a cab? and none of those "close friends" would step up to the plate and help out with a ride? What a shame on all sides....
Jaguar-Guy July 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Johndavid, they reported that he was totally sauced and they had to make him leave the club and poured him into the vehicle he left in, but he then got into his own truck somehow. I guess his "friends" thought the party was over and he was fine to drive in OUR neighborhoods and on our roads and risk our lives. I hope the judge throws the book at him, and I hope it is a really tough Judge.
Michael Hennessy July 16, 2012 at 01:33 PM
The Attorney is local and charges the same as everyone else.
Lee S July 16, 2012 at 02:16 PM
They don't plea down in suffolk county anymore. He'll get the same deal all the other first time DWI offenders get. 1 year conditional probation with an interlock device in your car and mandatory counseling. If u do everything right then the charges get reduced. They make u earn your deal now.
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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