New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after police said he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons on Sunday,days after signing with the Knicks. Treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the crash,Kidd was arraigned on a misdemeanor driving-while intoxicated charge and released without bail,Southampton Town police said.
Kidd’s agent didn’t immediately respond to phone or email messages. The Knicks,who signed the 10-time All-Star in free agency this week,had no immediate comment. Kidd,39,was alone in the 2010 Cadillac Escalade when it hit a pole and veered into the woods around 2 a.m. in Water Mill,police said. Water Mill is a serene,mainly residential community east of Southampton Village.