After Jason Kidd crashed his car into a telephone pole in New York around 1:56 a.m, he was arrested for DWI by Southhampton Police, reports TMZ.
Kidd was the only person in the vehicle and no other cars were involved. He was described by police as “being intoxicated.”
After he was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, he was transferred to the police station for booking, TMZ reports, and later released on his own recognizance.
This is allegedly not Kidd’s first brush with alcohol. He was charged with domestic violence in 2001 against then wife Joumana Kidd, during which the NBA All-Star was accused of being drunk. Though he was ordered to attend anger management classes for 6 months, he continued to attend on his own and also reportedly gave up a long battle with alcohol abuse.
Kidd’s eldest daughter, Cheyenne Kidd, has also admitted to substance abuse. The 18-year-old returned to rehab for the second time last December, reports the Bleacherreport.com. Her first attempt at rehabilitation began this past summer and lasted through the Thanksgiving holiday.
She took to Twitter after her first stint with a defiant update:
Yes…. you cant stop asking.. I was in treatment. and Im sober. My life is amazing and I am HAPPY!
Kidd, who signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the New York Knicks on July 5, has appeared to be sober and at the top of his game. We hope that if he has had a relapse, he gets the help that he needs.