Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges - NBC New York

Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges

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    Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges
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    Former Nets player Jayson Williams

    Former New Jersey Nets player and NBA All-Star Jayson Williams, who served more than a year in prison for the 2002 accidental shooting death of a limo driver, has been charged with drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle in upstate New York.

    The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that Williams was driving home on the night of Jan. 26 when he hit a utility pole along a road in Delaware.

    Police says the 47-year-old Williams was charged with driving while intoxicated.

    Williams told deputies he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Officials say Williams had difficulty standing, slurred his speech and failed a field sobriety test.

    Williams retired from the Nets in 1999.

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