Studio City News
Lamar Odom Arrested For DUI
By Nashfa Hawwa
Aug 31, 2013 - 8:45:44 AM

Lamar and Khloe Odom
STUDIO CITY—Basketball star Lamar Odom was arrested on Friday, August 30, at 3:54 a.m. for driving under the influence. He was also charged for refusing to succumb to chemical tests. Odom was taken to the Van Nuys Jail at 5:01 a.m.


The star was arrested when he exited Coldwater Canyon in Studio City. According to police reports, he was traveling eastbound at 50 mph on the 101 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard in a white Mercedes SUV.


According to police reports, he failed the sobriety tests and showed various signs of intoxication. Odom is expected to appear in court on September 27. His driver’s license will be suspended for a year due to his refusal to submit to chemical testing at the police station. His bail was set at $15,000 and Odom was released at 8:33 a.m. on Friday.


Odom, 33 has played for the Lakers, as well as with the Los Angeles Clippers. He is married to Khloe Kardashian, who stars on the reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Khloe posted on her twitter account the following: “Smile and no one will notice.”


A mere week before the incident, Odom was also involved in a three-car collision on the same freeway. The NBA star has made various headlines regarding his alleged drug use and claims of a tumultuous relationship with his wife.

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