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.