Jason Kidd: 'I regret any disruption' caused by accident

Southampton police said Jason Kidd, 39, was arrested Southampton police said Jason Kidd, 39, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after his 2010 Cadillac Escalade hit a utility pole in Water Mill. (July 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Southampton Town Police

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Jason Kidd, the newly acquired Knicks point guard who was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday after police said he crashed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a utility pole in Water Mill, posted an apology via Twitter on Friday.

"I regret any disruption my accident last weekend may have caused members of the community and want to thank the local authorities," Kidd tweeted. "I'd also like to thank my family and friends for their support."

The Knicks confirmed that Kidd sent the tweets. Kidd's lawyer, Edward Burke Jr., could not be reached for comment.

According to arrest records, Kidd was traveling alone when his Escalade crashed into a utility pole. Police said Kidd told them "he had a few drinks" and had been "at a club on the South Fork" before the crash.

Kidd, 39, was treated for minor injuries at Southampton Hospital, police said, and refused to take a blood-alcohol test. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance, police said.

Kidd, a 10-time All-Star, was signed by the Knicks on July 12.

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