Lamar Odom Formally Charged With DUI Two Weeks After Arrest


Lamar Odom


The NBA player is set to be arraigned on September 27, which happens to be his fourth wedding anniversary day with Khloe Kardashian.

Lamar Odom has been officially charged with one count of driving under the influence on Friday, September 13. His arraignment is scheduled for September 27 in Van Nuys, Calif., the same day he will celebrate his fourth wedding anniversary with wife Khloe Kardashian.

Lamar was pulled over in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 A.M. on early Friday morning, August 30 after raising suspicion for driving in "serpentine manner" and going too slow on the 101 Freeway. The athlete initially did not respond to the cops and drove 3 exits before finally coming to a stop.

The NBA star failed sobriety test. He was hauled off to a nearby station and booked for DUI without further incident. He was released on $15,000 bail. His driving license was believed to have been suspended because he refused to take chemical tests during the processing.

He could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

Things have been tough for the former Lakers and Clippers player these past few weeks. He was first hit with divorce rumors for allegedly cheating on Khloe with several women. It was later reported that their marriage problem was triggered by his issues with substance abuse.

After his DUI arrest, Lamar who is now a free agent was said entering rehab for his drug problems but he was spotted out and about in L.A. with a friend one day later. A report suggested he didn't go to rehab for his alleged addiction but received treatment for his DUI-related bust.

When running into paparazzi outside an apartment building where he is currently staying at the moment, Lamar denied the drug rumor and claimed he stayed in touch with his wife despite moving out of their house. More recently, he's said checking out-patient rehab.

Khloe, who's rumored trying to stage interventions to get him to seek help, never officially commented on her husband's troubles, but she had tweeted cryptic messages on Twitter to express her feelings. "Smile and no one will notice," she wrote. "As much as I wish I were made of steel... I'm not. I'm pretty damn close to it though."

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