Jason Kidd intends to fight a charge that he was drunk when he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons over the summer.
On Wednesday, Kidd and his attorney Edward Burke Jr. appeared at the Southampton Town Court on Long Island to plead their case. When asked about the allegations afterwards, Burke Jr. told reporters, "We are defending that. He is taking this very, very seriously. He wants to get this past him as quickly as possible. The legal process takes some time, but he is ready for his season."
Kidd was arrested in July, days after signing with the Knicks. He suffered minor injuries when the vehicle hit a pole and veered into the woods in the hamlet of Water Mill.
The misdemeanor charge carries the potential for up to a year in jail.
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