SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — point guard intends to fight a charge that he was drunk when he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a telephone pole in the Hamptons over the summer, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Kidd did not speak during a brief procedural appearance in court.
“He is taking this very, very seriously,” his lawyer, Edward Burke Jr., said. “He wants to get this past him as quickly as possible. The legal process takes some time, but he is ready for his season.”
Kidd was arrested in July, days after signing with the Knicks. He sustained minor injuries when the vehicle hit the pole and veered into the woods in the town of Water Mill.
The misdemeanor charge carries the potential for up to a year in jail.
His next court appearance is Nov. 7.