Lamar Odom Arrested For DUI In L.A. Amid Marital, Substance Abuse Problems, Highlight Hollywood News

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Lamar Odom week just went from bad to even worse. The professional athlete and  reality star was arrested for driving under the influence in the early morning  hours of Friday, Aug. 30, the LAPD confirms to Highlight Hollywood.   Odomwas pulled over on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley at 4  a.m. PST for driving too slowly. The California Highway Patrol then booked him  on a DUI charge and took him to the Van Nuys Jail, where he was held on $15,000  bail. TMZ reports that he failed more than one sobriety  test during the incident.“Today at roughly 3:25 a.m., our officers observed a white Mercedes SUV  driving eastbound on the 101 freeway approaching Sepulveda,” Sergeant Denise  Joslin said in a statement. “Our officer observed it weaving  in traffic lanes at a slow speed. We conducted an enforcement stop. The driver  continued eastbound to Coldwater Canyon Blvd; he came to a stop just south of  the freeway, [in] the Sherman Oaks area, and was identified as Lamar Odom. He  showed objective signs of intoxication, was unable to perform field sobriety  tests, and he was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to LAPD’s Van  Nuys facility and he was booked there at 5:01 a.m.” 

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“He refused to take a chemical test,” Joslin added. “In his case, since he  was a refusal, generally that involves some longer holding times.  Also,  his detention at the facility will be dependent on if he has any other  warrants.”

 

 

The DUI comes on the heels of news that Odom is battling a serious case of  substance abuse. He is also dealing with problems in his four-year marriage to Keeping Up With  the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian.

 

 
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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