New York — Former professional basketball star Jayson Williams is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated in connection with an early morning one-vehicle crash, New York police told CNN on Tuesday.
Athletes Behaving Badly
A New York Police Department spokeswoman said around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Williams exited FDR Drive near Stuyvesant Town in a black Mercedes sport utility vehicle, then hit a tree at a high rate of speed. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, the spokeswoman said, and is in stable condition.
Witnesses told police they saw Williams, the only person in the vehicle, move from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s seat before police arrived.
Police said they charged Williams at his bedside in the hospital.
[8:41 a.m. - 1/5/2010] – Jayson Williams Taken To Hospital After Car Crash, Possible DUI
From the NY Daily News:
NEW YORK — Authorities say former NBA player Jayson Williams was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after his SUV struck a tree in New York City.
The New York Police Department says it appears Williams may have been drinking before the crash at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday on a northbound exit of the FDR Drive. He has not been charged.
Williams was in the passenger seat when officers arrived. But witnesses told police they saw him in the driver’s seat. Officers say no one else was in the car.