Lamar Odom Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI In California (UPDATE)

Lamar Odom Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Lamar Odom was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) early Friday morning in California, TMZ is reporting.

The NBA player was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on a freeway in the San Fernando Valley for driving too slowly at 3:54 a.m. on Aug. 30, according to TMZ.

CHP officials told the Los Angeles Times that Odom was spotted early Friday morning driving a white Mercedes SUV in a "serpentine manner" around 50 mph. Authorities attempted to pull him over, but he kept driving. When they eventually stopped him, Odom showed "objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated."

Odom was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to jail in Van Nuys. He refused all chemical tests, the Los Angeles Times reported.

TMZ reports he is currently being held on $15,000 bail. CBSLA notes it is unclear if he has posted bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 27, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department report.

The arrest comes after news surfaced that Odom has allegedly been struggling with drug addiction. TMZ previously reported that he went missing for 72 hours and friends and family are concerned about him. The substance abuse has reportedly also taken a toll on his marriage to Khloe Kardashian.

"It's a really hard time for Khloe. She's kept this secret for almost two years trying to save Lamar and their marriage," a source told People magazine. "Lamar genuinely doesn't think he has a problem – it's all 'work hard then party hard' with him until it goes off the rails. They really do love each other. But she really feels that this problem is out of control, and she's hurt that he won't get help."

Last week, E! News reported Odom will not face charges over a confrontation with a paparazzo that occurred outside his California home in July after reports claimed he cheated on Kardashian. Prosecutors allegedly still want to meet with him.

In 2001, Odom was suspended twice from the NBA over the course of just eight months for violating the league's anti-drug policy, Sports Illustrated previously noted.

The Huffington Post has reached out to a representative for Khloe Kardashian for comment.

UPDATE: People magazine reports Odom was released from jail at 8:30 a.m. Friday after posting bond. He has, however, lost his driver's license because he refused the chemical test, a decision that carries a one-year suspension.

"Once you say 'no' you automatically lose your license. No judge or attorney needed," CHP spokesman Leland Tang told the magazine. "People think you can do that but you can't refuse a chemical test without consequences."

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