Lamar Odom Pleads No Contest to DUI Charge

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom Pleads No Contest to DUI Charge

The troubled star given three years' probation and counseling.

Published December 10, 2013

Lamar Odom settled his DUI charge on Monday by agreeing to three years of probation, counseling and paying a fine.

"The case was resolved," a spokesperson from the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office says. In addition to the probation, the former NBA player has agreed to three months of counseling in an alcohol-education program, after his lawyer entered a no-contest plea on behalf of the troubled star. "His lawyer was in court this morning, and advanced the case [after he] entered a no-contest plea," the spokesperson added. Odom was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties.

The settlement stems from Odom's arrest in late August in Los Angeles. A California Highway Patrol officer pulled over the professional athlete for driving "too slowly" and in a "serpentine manner" on the freeway. After failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take a chemical test, Odom was booked on a DUI charge. The CHP claimed that the troubled reality star "showed objective signs of intoxication" at the time of his arrest.

Odom's driver's license was revoked as a result of failing to comply with the sobriety test. "We gave him plenty of opportunities to recant and submit [to the test] but he refused," an officer revealed at the time.

The arrest came on the heels of Odom's marital troubles and reported drug abuse, which began this past June. He has been estranged from wife Khloe Kardashian since early summer, though no divorce papers have been filed as yet. 

Odom seems to be cleaning up his act recently, with sources claiming he is getting himself in shape and hopes to rejoin the Los Angeles Clippers mid-season. The fate of his marriage, however, is less certain. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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