Lamar Odom Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — NBA basketball star Lamar Odom was arrested early Friday morning for misdemeanor driving under the influence.
The former Los Angeles Laker and Clipper was arrested by the California Highway Patrol at 3:54 a.m., according to jail records.
“One of our officers observed a white Mercedes SUV driving eastbound on the 101, approaching Sepulveda. The vehicle was weaving in the lanes, driving at approximately 50 miles per hour,” Officer Ming Hsu told KNX 1070.
Officers pulled Odom over around 3:25 a.m. after he exited the freeway at Coldwater Canyon Boulevard. He was arrested after he showed “objective signs or symptoms of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained,” Hsu said.
Officials believe the 33-year-old was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The white Mercedes G-Wagon, which is registered to Odom’s wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom, was towed to a nearby yard.
Odom was booked at 5:01 a.m. at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Jail in Van Nuys.
“At the jail, Mr. Odom refused all chemical tests and was booked without further incident,” according to the California Highway Patrol.
Under state law, a refusal to take a chemical test results in at least a one-year suspension of the person’s driver license.
Odom was released on $15,000 bail at 8:33 a.m., according to jail records.
In recent weeks, TMZ reported that he has been suffering from an alleged drug addiction.
Odom is currently a free agent after spending the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he shot .399 from the field and racked up 330 points.
The 14-year NBA veteran played power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers between 2004 and 2011, winning championships in 2009 and 2010.
Odom won the NBA’s sixth Man of the Year award in 2011.
He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 27 in Van Nuys.