Posted August 30, 2013

Lamar Odom arrested on DUI charges in California

Ben Golliver, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers
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Lamar Odom averaged 4 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Clippers. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Free-agent forward Lamar Odom was arrested early Friday morning on DUI charges in California.

CBSLA.com reports that Odom was pulled over by police after 3 a.m. while driving on the freeway.

“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.

TMZ.com reports additional details.

 He was pulled over on the 101 Freeway for going too slow — 50 MPH.  Cops say Odom had been driving in a “serpentine manner.”

Lamar initially did not respond to cops, and drove 3 exits before finally coming to a stop.  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ he showed obvious signs of intoxication. Lamar failed numerous field sobriety tests. When Lamar was booked, we’re told he refused all chemical tests.

Odom was reportedly released on $15,000 bail.

The 33-year-old Odom is an unrestricted free agent after spending last season with the Clippers, with whom he averaged a career-low four points and 5.9 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game. Odom has spent 12 of his 14 NBA seasons in Los Angeles, including five years with the Clippers and seven years with the Lakers, with whom he won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.

Odom, a skilled, versatile forward who was named 2011 Sixth Man of the Year has seen his career go off the rails in recent years. In December 2011, the Lakers traded him to the Mavericks after reports of a dispute with management. Odom played just 50 games in Dallas before he was essentially told to remain home. The Mavericks traded him to the Clippers last summer, and while he did appear in all 82 games last season, his production was a fraction of what he offered during the championship seasons with the Lakers.

ESPN.com reported earlier this month that Odom’s friends were “trying to get him help for an unspecified drug problem” in light of reports that suggested he was “missing” and having marital problems with his wife, reality television star Khloe Kardashian Odom.

Hat tip: Eye On Basketball

18 comments
peternorthface2
peternorthface2

DUI charges for anyone is serious these days. The cost of fighting a DUI charge as explained at http://www.fightduicharges.com/ is not worth taking the chance of getting a DUI, not to mention the safety to others on the road.

Travis6
Travis6

His wife probably nags him in a “serpentine manner.” too

RosalindaMartin
RosalindaMartin

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ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

Glad he got busted, could have been better if he would have went off a cliff.

6marK6
6marK6

As a Dallas Maverick fan, I am having a hard time caring.

buckybone
buckybone

His drug problem isn't "unspecified", it's FREAKING CRACK COCAINE

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

Wow........ Another overpaid "professional" struggling to find himself. I pity the mantra.Huge surprise..... Maybe these morons should have paid attention in school?

rma101560
rma101560

Pretty sure that his wife has driven him to drink and chase other women. 

SkeeterSkier
SkeeterSkier

Eminem was spot on about Lamar and Kim in BERZERK.

beercrackin'g8r
beercrackin'g8r

Yup...get the dude some help ASAP and keep him away from the Yeti.

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

He needs to get some help and quickly.  Although he is nearing (or at) the end of his career, he is a young man with a lot of life ahead of him.

nethrow
nethrow

This is what happens when you marry a Kardashian.

Travis6
Travis6

Your Uncle watches kiddie porn and drives a Ford Escort

nd68
nd68

@ElvisHitler HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, you're SO funny! May we be blessed with your death humor again soon! And Hitler in your name, too? Man, we're so lucky we have you to comment on the situation.

nd68
nd68

@6marK6 I'm having a hard time caring about your comment. I should say "comments" as it would apply to all of them. 

He's a human being...how about some compassion? Maybe you're not capable of such.