Jason Kidd, the Knick’s newest point guard, apologized via Twitter on Friday for the July 15 accident that led to his arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated in the Hamptons.
”I regret any disruption my accident last weekend may have caused members of the community and want to thank the local authorities,” he said in a post.
Kidd was behind the wheel when his Cadillac Escalade snapped a utility pole off its base at an intersection in Water Mill, N.Y., near his home. He refused a Breathalyzer test at the scene and a blood test at Southampton Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Kidd, 39, pleaded not guilty to the charge; his trial date is Sept. 12. In a separate post to his nearly 160,000 followers, Kidd said, ”I’d also like to thank my family and friends for their support.”
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