Jayson Williams Crash Photos: NBA Star to Face Drunk Driving Charge

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Things are going from bad to worse for former NBA star Jayson Williams who was in a car crash Tuesday morning in New York City.

Photo: The NYPD said Jayson Williams was driving this black Mercedes-Benz SUV.

Police say Williams is expected to face drunken driving charges after his SUV struck a tree in Manhattan.

Williams suffered minor injuries and was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Police say it appeared Williams may have been drinking before the accident at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday on a northbound exit of FDR Drive.

Williams was in the passenger seat when officers arrived. But witnesses told police they saw him on the driver's side. Officers say no one else was in the car.

The name of his attorney was not immediately on record. Last month, lawyers in New Jersey asked to be removed from his defense against a reckless manslaughter charge stemming from a 2002 shooting.

Williams retired in 2000 after nine seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets.