NBA player Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated and hit with a DWI charge after a wild night of partying this weekend in ritzy Southhampton, New York.
Kidd, who just signed a three-year deal with the New York Knicks, was arrested after he crashed his SUV into a utility pole. The crash knocked out the neighborhood’s telephone, Internet and cable service for several hours.
Prior to his arrest, the All-Star baller had attended Ne-Yo’s 2012 Compound Foundation Fostering A Legacy Benefit. According to reports, Kidd was later seen at a nightclub in the Hamptons downing several vodka shots. He was reportedly so drunk that he had to be helped out of the club.
Kidd was reportedly the only person in the car when it crashed into the pole around 1:56 am on Sunday morning. When police arrived on the scene, they witnessed Kidd in an extremely intoxicated state. Following the crash, Kidd was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.
After Kidd was released from the hospital, he was taken to jail and booked on a DWI charge.
Kidd’s attorney, Ed Burke Jr., told TMZ:
“Jason was involved in a single vehicle accident on his way back home from a charity function last night. He suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital. Jason has pleaded not guilty to a DWI charge and awaits further court proceedings.”