According to TMZ:
NBA star Jason Kidd appeared to be so drunk in the moments leading up to his DWI arrest … that he had to be carried out of the club he spent the night partying at.
TMZ has obtained a photo of the all-star point guard being carried out of a club called SL East. Multiple witness tell TMZ that Kidd appeared “incredibly drunk” — so much so that at one point he tried to hang from a club light and broke it.
According to the multiple witnesses, after being carried out by a few friends, Kidd got in his car to drive off … despite protests from his friends. Kidd left the club around 1:00 AM and crashed his car less than an hour later.
Earlier in the evening, Kidd tweeted a photo of himself (wearing the same gray shirt as in the photo above) alongside George Lucas at a charity event.
About the arrest:
NBA star Jason Kidd was arrested for DWI this morning in New York … Southampton Police tell TMZ … after Kidd allegedly crashed his car into a telephone pole.
Kidd was the lone passenger in the accident, which police say happened around 1:56 AM. Police at the scene described Kidd as “being intoxicated.”
He was taken to a local hospital to treat minor injuries. After being released from the hospital, he was transported to the local police station for processing.
Cops say the all-star point guard was then arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge in Southampton Town Justice Court and later released on his own recognizance.
Kidd won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 … but signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks on July 5.