Jason Kidd Arrested For DWI: Taking Charges "Very, Very Seriously"

Jason Kidd Arrested For DWI: Taking Charges “Very, Very Seriously” By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Jason Kidd) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

New York Knick’s star, Jason Kidd, was arrested for a DWI in July 2012, reports TMZ.

Kidd allegedly drove his vehicle into a telephone pole after a charity event. After being taken to the hospital, Kidd was arrested and sent to jail.

Reports state that Kidd was extremely intoxicated the night he crashed his car. Sources say he was carried out of the bar that night.

Kidd smelled “heavily of an alcoholic beverage,” was “very unsteady on his feet” and had “bloodshot and watery eyes” and “slurred speech” when he was arrested, according to Southampton Town police records.

Photos show him earlier in the night meeting Star Wars creator, George Lucas. Photos also show him later that night being carried out by people.

Kidd has plead not guilty in this case and will go to court. The Knicks basketball team has not commented on the situation.

When asked about the allegations, attorney Edward Burke Jr. told reporters, “We are defending that.”

“He is taking this very, very seriously,” Burke said. “He wants to get this past him as quickly as possible. The legal process takes some time but he is ready for his season.”

According to the Sun Times, the two-time Olympic gold medalist has been in trouble with the law before. While playing with Phoenix in 2001, he was arrested on a domestic violence charge, acknowledging he struck his former wife.

His next court appearance is Nov. 7.