It just keeps getting worse for Lamar Odom. Amidst his marital and substance abuse issues, the NBA player was arrested in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 A.M. on early Friday morning, August 30 for "driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs."
Odom was pulled over on the 101 Freeway by the California Highway Patrol, not for speeding but rather for going too slow on 50 MPH. Police said he raised suspicion for driving in "serpentine manner" and showing signs of intoxication after being stopped.
The husband of Khloe Kardashian initially did not respond to the cops and drove 3 exits before finally coming to a stop. He failed sobriety tests and refused to take chemical tests. He was hauled off to a nearby station and booked for DUI without further incident.
He was held on $15,000 bail before being released a few hours later. Due to his refusal to take a chemical test, his driving license could be suspended. A court date is set for September 27. He has the option to just have an attorney appear on his behalf because the charges are misdemeanors.
"Today at roughly 3:25 A.M., our officers observed a white Mercedes SUV driving eastbound on the 101 freeway approaching Sepulveda," Sergeant Denise Joslin details what happened to Us Weekly. "Our officer observed it weaving in traffic lanes at a slow speed."
"We conducted an enforcement stop. The driver continued eastbound to Coldwater Canyon Blvd; he came to a stop just south of the freeway, [in] the Sherman Oaks area, and was identified as Lamar Odom. He showed objective signs of intoxication, was unable to perform field sobriety tests, and he was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to LAPD's Van Nuys facility and he was booked there at 5:01 A.M."
A few days before the DUI arrest, it's just revealed that Lamar was involved in a chain-reaction accident. On Saturday, August 24, he reportedly crashed his Mercedes into the back of another vehicle which in turn hit the back of a third car driven by a Los Angeles Times reporter Adolfo Flores.
According to Flores, the accident happened about 6 P.M. near the Gower Street exit on the southbound side of the 101 Freeway. The basketball player initially refused to exchange information with the other drivers, saying, "It doesn't even look that bad."
Flores eventually managed to obtain information from Lamar, who later refused to take the insurance form back when Flores tried to return it to the basketball player. After several attempts, Lamar finally received his form back and the three of them went their separate ways.
Lamar's car allegedly sustained damage near its driver's side headlight, while the other vehicles had moderate damage to their bumpers. The accident was not reported to the authorities.