New York police, like police across the country and around the world take a dim view on people who drive after downing a few drinks. They understand that people who are intoxicated have slower reflexes and impaired judgement and simply are not able to safely control their vehicle.
Driving under the influence of alcohol remains a leading cause of vehicle crashes and fatalities in the United States. Much attention has been paid recently to the dangers of distracted driving, but driving under the influence of alcohol has not become less dangerous as a result of this new danger. In fact, with so much attention being paid to the dangers of distracted driving some are questioning whether or not enough attention is being paid to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Kidd has been a role model for many young people around the world and as such he is automatically held to a higher standard than most. By driving under the influence of alcohol he sets a poor example for others to follow and opened himself up to some serious fines, a possible suspension of his driving privileges and the possibility of a stint in jail as well.