Ex-NBA star Jayson Williams crashed SUV into tree

Jayson WilliamsJayson Williams, a former NBA player, crashed his SUV into a tree on Tuesday. He was injured due to the incident and police are saying that he may have been drinking before the crash. Williams faces possible drunken driving criminal charges.

The authorities found the ex-New Jersey Nets star in the passenger seat and told them he was not driving. Witnesses told the police otherwise. They said they saw Williams move from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s seat before the authorities arrived.

The crash happened at 3:15 in the morning at Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive in Lower Manhattan. Williams reportedly refused to undergo a breath test. He suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated.

The 41-year-old is also awaiting retrial on manslaughter charges related to the shooting incident in 2002 resulting to the death of his limousine driver.