New York City police say former NBA player Jayson Williams has been charged with drunken driving after his SUV struck a tree in Manhattan.

Williams suffered a minor bone fracture in his neck and cuts to his face. Police say it appeared Williams was drinking before the accident at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday on a northbound exit of FDR Drive. He was charged at his hospital bed.

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.

Williams retired in 2000 after nine seasons in the NBA.

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