Lamar Odom Arrested And Booked On Suspicion Of DUI
Lamar Odom was suspended twice for drug violations in 2001 during his first stint with the Los Angeles Clippers
Lamar Odom, the erstwhile NBA star and troubled husband of reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian, ended his week of rumored drug abuse with a DUI charge.
Odom had been driving his white Mercedes SUV on the 101 Freeway in San Fernando Valley when police noticed him driving erratically, according to California Highway Patrol. Swerving eastbound on the freeway, Odom initially failed to pull over, reported the Los Angeles Times. When he eventually stopped the vehicle, he displayed, “objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated," according to a CHP report.
The former Los Angeles Clippers forward was taken to the Van Nuys jail early Friday morning, where he was arrested and booked on suspicion of a DUI. Since Odom refused to submit to any chemical tests, it’s unknown what exactly he was under the influence of. He is being held on $15,000 bail.
Over the last week, Odom’s alleged addiction to crack cocaine and prescription pain killers has been affecting his marriage to Kardashian, who had forced him into rehab last summer. Reports have suggested that Khloe plans to stay with her husband and continue in her efforts to get him clean again, but that her mom Kris Jenner and sisters Kim and Kourtney are reportedly determined to see her seek a divorce from the apparent drug abuser and accused cheater.
Odom, who married Khloe in 2009, is currently a free agent in the NBA and will unlikely be resigned to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers drafted Odom in the first round in 1999, and suspended him twice for drug violations in 2001 – though the details of the violations have not been revealed. He returned to the Los Angeles-based team last year after stints with the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.
– Chelsea Regan
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