Lamar Odom Arrested for DUI

Troubled NBA player showed "obvious signs of intoxication."

Posted: 08/30/2013 11:30 AM EDT
Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom was arrested in Los Angeles for driving under the influence, TMZ reports. 

The troubled NBA player, who's alleged drug problem has come to light in the past couple of weeks, was pulled over by cops who observed he was driving in a "serpentine manner" and below the speed limit on a Los Angeles freeway. Odom failed to respond to officers' sirens for three exits, and when he finally pulled over he showed "obvious signs of intoxication."

Odom failed several sobriety tests and was subsequently taken into custody. He refused all chemical tests, a source claims. He was released hours later on $15,000 bail.

The NBA free agent, who has kept his addiction on the down-low for years, according to sources, seems to have hit rock bottom. Odom has reportedly refused intervention from family and his NBA colleagues in recent weeks, and his marriage to reality star Khloe Kardashian seems to be on its last legs. 

Kardashian reportedly forced Odom into rehab last year, and he successfully completed treatment and stayed clean for the 2012-2013 NBA season. He seemed to have fallen of the wagon in early summer, around the same time that allegations surfaced that he cheated on Kardashian with at least two women.

Hopefully, Odom will seek the treatment he needs and get his life back on track.


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