Former NBA All Star Jason Kidd pleaded guilty to DWI in Southampton Town Justice Court Tuesday morning in relation to an incident that occurred a year ago in Water Mill.
Mr. Kidd, 40, crashed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole in Water Mill, where he now owns a house, last July. His was the only vehicle involved in the accident and he was the only person in the car.
Mr. Kidd who now coaches the Brooklyn Nets, rescinded his initial plea of not guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence—an interim probation during which he must complete certain court-mandated tasks such as talking to high school students about the dangers of drunken driving.
After the interim period, if Mr. Kidd completes everything to the court’s satisfaction, his charge will be reduced to driving while ability impaired, a violation instead of a misdemeanor.