Kidd was near his summer home in the Hamptons just before 2 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his vehicle, struck a pole and went into the woods in hamlet of Watermill. No one was with him at the time of the accident, according to police.
He was treated at Southampton Hospital, then transferred to a local police station for booking. He was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge, police said.
The 39-year-old Kidd was released after being charged.
Extracted from the Dallas Mavericks last week, Kidd is a future Hall of Famer who signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks on Thursday. He was under the impression that he’d be backing up Jeremy Lin in a mentor role, but the Knicks reportedly have reached a deal to acquire Raymond Felton on Saturday and indications are Lin will not coming back.
Kidd pled guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2001 stemming from an incident involving his ex-wife, Joumana. He is now married to Porschla Coleman, a former model.
Kidd, a 10-time All-Star, led the Nets to back-to-back Finals appearances before winning a title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. He chose the Knicks this summer over the Mavericks.