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Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 5:45 pm  |  17 responses

Jason Kidd Suffered Minor Injuries in Car Crash, Pleaded Not Guilty to DWI Charge


The police report from Jason Kidd’s crash and arrest over the weekend has been made public, and Newsday provides us with the details: “Knicks guard Jason Kidd told police he ‘had a few drinks’ and had been ‘at a club on the South Fork’ before his alleged drunken driving accident early Sunday in Water Mill, court records show. Kidd ‘smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage, he had slurred speech, [was] very unsteady afoot and had bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes,’ according to the misdemeanor driving while intoxicated complaint. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Kidd, 39, listed his employer as the New York Knicks and his occupation as ‘athlete’ after being arrested by Southampton Town police, according to the police report. Police Chief William Wilson Jr. said Monday that Kidd was charged with driving while intoxicated after he refused a blood test and chemical test after the one-vehicle accident at 2:42 a.m. near the intersection of Cobb Road and Little Cobb Road. Kidd’s attorney, Edward Burke Jr., of Sag Harbor, issued a statement early Monday: ‘Jason was involved in a single vehicle accident on his way back home from a charity function [Saturday] 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.’ According to the police report, Kidd was driving a 2010 Cadillac Escalade when it left the road and traveled about 25 feet into a wooded area. The sport utility vehicle, which was registered in Texas, snapped a utility pole at the base, police said. [...] Police said wires from the downed pole had to be deactivated before Kidd got out of the vehicle on his own. Kidd was transported to Southampton Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said. It was at the hospital where he refused a blood test, Wilson said on Monday. Wilson said the investigation into the accident is continuing. He said that Kidd was ‘cooperative’ at the scene.”

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    so wait, can he be convicted of anything if he refused the blood test? where my lawyers at?

  • Jono

    What a joke.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    “The utility pole came out of nowhere! I never saw it!”
    Judge, “I watched you play for the Nets, Jason. You’re gonna have to do better than that.”

  • O

    Not guilty? Just man up and own up to your mistake, fool!

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    The Knicks stay winning! lol

  • justin05

    Which mistake was worse for Jason? Signing w/ the knickerbockers or driving tipsy?? hmm..

  • dma

    coming back from a charity event huh?

  • http://Slamonline.com 1982

    All the reports I read say he broke his jumper. Zing

  • Heals

    Do you Nick…

  • clydesays

    If you’re a millionaire and you like to drink, hire a driver. Doesn’t that make sense? (Kidd has earned 158 mil in his career so far…)

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/media/slam-tv/2012/07/lakers-fans-give-steve-nash-a-beer-on-the-freeway/ vantot fresnedee

    dui is no laughing matter

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Nbk: probable cause. At those crime scenes, cops are gods.

  • Mick

    And players around the league look up to Kidd for wise counsil? smh

  • LP

    I HATE when people come after the thought, with their “ATHLetes should hire a driver” crap….Most of the time, you never plan to get drunk! it just happens! (everybody knows this) by the time you are drunk, who’s thinking “Hey, i outta hire a driver, i’m s***faced right now…” just send him to jail a few day, or to the Bobcats

  • Valkyrie

    LP has never heard of a cab. You’re right, cab drivers aren’t hired drivers. You only pay them to drive you to where you need to go…Wait, I guess they kinda are hired drivers for individual rides. But since no one plans to get drunk, why cab it? Why not risk killing someone else after a party where you know they serve alcohol all night, and you know you’re a drinker?

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk

    i’m pretty sure probably cause isn’t proof beyond a reasonable doubt. it’s just enough to get the case to court.

  • Casmot

    The Knicks let go of Linsanity…. they signed an old guy who can bring real INSANITY??? lol!!!

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