Less than three days after signing with the New York Knicks last summer, Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Long Island. Now, almost a year later, there is news that Kidd is due to appear in a Long Island court to address the incident, less than 24 hours after being named the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
According to a report from the Associated Press on Thursday morning, citing a spokesman for prosecutors in Suffolk County on eastern Long Island, Kidd, 40, is due to appear in Southampton Town Court on June 20 to address his not-guilty plea for misdemeanor DWI and other accusations. The charges stem from an incident last July in which he was driving a vehicle that hit a pole and drove toward the woods in Water Mill, N.Y.
Kidd suffered minor injuries and, despite the non-guilty plea, had tweeted shortly after the crash that he apologizes for "any disruption my accident ... may have caused members of the community."