By Kathy Willens, AP
Jason Kidd, left, and Marcus Camby pose for a photograph following a news conference to introduce the New York Knicks newest additions at the team' training facility in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Jason Kidd made surprising headlines with his decision to join the New York Knicks as a free agent.
Now he's making surprising headlines for the wrong things off the court.
The 10-time All-Star point guard, who signed his 3-year, $9.5 million contract with the Knicks on Thursday, was arrested early Sunday morning for alleged drunken driving, according to Southhampton Town police.
Kidd, 39, was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge and released on his own.
Police said Kidd's 2010 Cadillac Escalade struck a telephone pole and went into the woods near the intersection of Cobb road and Little Cobb Road in Water Mill. Kidd's house in the Hamptons was nearby. Kidd was the lone passenger in the accident, which reportedly took place around 2 a.m.
Kidd was transported to the Southhampton Hospital to attend to minor injuries before dealing with the police.
"We await further discovery from the district attorney's office," Sag Harbor attorney Eddie Burke Jr. said.
Kidd has faced trouble with the law before. He was arrested and eventually pleaded guilty for a domestic violence charge in January of 2001.