Former NBA star/defendant Jayson Williams

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) on Tuesday morning, January 5th. Williams reportedly drove into a tree on the 20th Street exit of FDR Drive in New York City. When the police arrived on the scene they found Williams in the passenger seat, and the driver’s seat empty. Officers believe Williams was the sole operator of the black Mercedes. This story was also corroborated by a witness who said Williams was behind the wheel. Williams was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. The former NBA star is still waiting to be re-tried for reckless manslaughter; a 2004 trial ended in a deadlocked jury. During the trial Williams claimed he accidentally shot and killed his limo driver with a shotgun.