More details are finding their way out aboutÂ Jason Kidd’s Sunday DWI arrestÂ and it’s not looking any better for the newÂ KnicksÂ point guard (click here if you missed his mug shot).
The cliff notes are this: Kidd had a single car accident early Sunday morning in the Hamptons and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Kidd, 39, sustained minor injuries from the accident and was treated at a local hospital. He’s facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated by alcohol.
However,Â via theÂ New York Times, Kidd pleaded not guilty, according to a statement from his lawyer.
And then there are the details, which are ugly.Â According to theÂ New York Post, Kidd was extremely drunk, argued with his wife when a female fan wanted a picture and reportedly was carried out of the club.
A law-enforcement source described the alleged boozed-up baller â€” who has a history of domestic-abuse and anger-management issues â€” as having cheated death by â€œjust a few feetâ€ when his 2010 white Cadillac Escalade, racing â€œat least 60 miles an hour,” slammed into the pole, bounced off it and landed in shrubbery.
After â€œa pretty traumatic morning, he was having problems sleeping and took a sleeping aid,” one Kidd source said. â€œHe had a bad reaction, and the family was concerned and called for an EMT to check him out.â€
Asked whether it could have been a suicide attempt, the source strongly denied it.
â€œWhy would the guy want to end his life? He just signed a $10 million contract and has a beautiful new baby,â€ the source said.