Reports: Lamar Odom arrested for DUI
Lamar Odom was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday morning in Los Angeles, according to reports.
The California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times Odom was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. CHP officials said Odom was driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle near Sepulveda Boulevard, driving in a “serpentine manner” at speeds of about 50 mph. He was arrested at 3:54 a.m. and booked into jail in Van Nuys at 5:01 a.m., according to jail records.
From the Times:
Authorities tried to pull over Odom, but he continued driving eastbound, passing Van Nuys Boulevard and Woodman Avenue. He exited at Coldwater Canyon Boulevard and came to a stop, CHP officials said.
Odom showed “objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated,” according to a CHP report.
Odom was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs.
At the Van Nuys jail, Odom refused all chemical tests and was booked without incident, CHP officials said.
Odom, a free agent who most recently played with the Clippers, Mavericks and Lakers, recently made headlines for alleged drug use, including reports last weekend that he was missing after a fight with his wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom.
On Monday, his agent refuted reports that Odom was missing, and a source told ESPN that Odom was at a Los Angeles hotel where friends were attempting to help him with a drug problem.
Los Angeles prosecutors said last week that they would not file charges against Odom in connection with a reported battery and grand theft incidentnt involving a photographer last month in Hollywood.