Jason Kidd pleads not guilty to DWI charge

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Posted on July 16, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 16 at 5:39 PM

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We're hearing from Jason Kidd for the first time since his drunk driving arrest on Long Island early Sunday morning.

A mugshot of the former Dallas Mavericks star appears to show a bruise on his cheek.

Newsday quotes court records that reveal Kidd admitted to having a few drinks before he crashed his Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle into a utility pole in Water Mill, New York, about 85 miles east of Manhattan.

Newsday also reports that court documents reveal Kidd refused a blood test. Kidd's attorney released a statement calling it an accident. He said the point guard was returning home from a charity event... an event that Kidd had just tweeted photos from.

Kidd pleaded not guilty to a DWI charge and awaits further court proceedings.

Jason Kidd left the Dallas Mavericks just last Thursday, signing a contract with the New York Knicks.

There has been no comment from the Knicks, and the NBA says it is "monitoring" the situation.

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