Kidd is to appear in court on Sept. 12 on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He has pleaded not guilty.
Kidd was also charged with failure to stop and refusing a breathalyzer at the scene of the crash. His lawyer, Edward D. Burke Jr., characterized those as “traffic violations.” Kidd also declined a blood alcohol test later at Southampton Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.
“I had a few drinks,” Kidd, 39, told the police as he left his vehicle, according to paperwork prepared by the Southampton police for prosecutors. “I was going home from a club. I don’t know what happened.”
The utility pole was sheared off at its base, and two trees were down in Water Mill, according to workers cleaning the site on Monday.
On Saturday evening, Kidd had been at a benefit at the home of William Nuti, the NCR chief executive, honoring the film director George Lucas, Burke said. After his release from the hospital, he was jailed at the Southampton Town Police Department until his arraignment at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Southampton Police Chief William Wilson said.
After midnight, Kidd visited SL East, an East Hampton club popular with celebrities. He was dancing on tables, steadying himself on light fixtures near the D.J. booth, as friends were urging him to get down, said Annie Devlin, 21, of Manhattan, who was also at the club.
“His friends were carrying him out of the club,” Devlin said. “He was outside where people were smoking, and he couldn’t even stand up.”
After Kidd’s release from the hospital, he was jailed at the Southampton Town Police Department until his arraignment at 9 a.m. on Sunday, said Southampton Police Chief William Wilson.
“He was cooperative,” Wilson said. “He was processed through like anyone else.”
Police officers at the accident scene described Kidd as having “a strong smell of alcoholic beverage on breath,” and “very unsteady afoot, watery, glassy red eyes, slurred speech,” according to the police report.
Stacey Richman, a Manhattan lawyer whose clients have included the rappers Lil Wayne and Ja Rule, said refusing a breathalyzer at the scene of an accident was less serious than refusing it at the station house, where it would result in an automatic suspension of one’s license.