NBA Coach Charged with DUI
Jason Kidd, for the Brooklyn Nets has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge Tuesday. This comes one year after an incident in the Hamptons where he drove his vehicle into a telephone pole after the consumption of several drinks.
Kidd has been placed on interim probation following the plea by the judge who heard the case. Coach Kidd is also required to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving as a part of his community service sentence.
Southampton Town police say Kidd wrecked his Cadillac SUV by driving it into a telephone pole in Water Mill. At the time of his arrest, Kidd was described by police as smelling of alcohol as well as his eyes being both notably bloodshot and glassy.
Kidd retired as an NBA player and had been hired recently to coach the Nets. Kidd took the team to two NBA Finals as a player while the franchise was playing in New Jersey.
Kidd has also been arrested in Phoenix in 2001 on a domestic violence charge, which he acknowledges.
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