Jason Kidd at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Live in Los Angeles. (July 13, 2011)

*NBA star Jason Kidd was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Southampton early Sunday after crashing into a telephone pole, The New York Daily News reports.


The 39-year-old was behind the wheel of his 2010 Cadillac Escalade when the accident took place near his home in Water Mill just before 2 a.m., police told the newspaper.

TMZ published the below photograph showing Kidd bent over and being helped out of an East Hampton night club by another man at 1 a.m. Earlier in the evening, Kidd and his wife attended a benefit hosted by Ne-Yo honoring George Lucas.

Kidd was the lone passenger in the car at the time of the crash. He was treated for minor injuries and released from Southampton Hospital before being arraigned Sunday morning on misdemeanor charges of DWI. He was released without bail.

Kidd’s arrest comes just days after the 10-time All-Star signed a three-year, $9.5 million dollar deal to play for the New York Knicks.