[Gossip] UPDATEDx3: Lamar Odom Arrested For DUI
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.30.2013
He got into an accident six days ago...
UPDATE 3:TMZ reports that Lamar Odom got into a car accident three days before his DUI arrest. The site says that Lamar rear-ended a reported for the Los Angeles times on Sunday around 6 PM on the 101 Freeway, which is the same freeway that Lamar was arrested for a DUI this morning.
The reporter noted that Lamar's Mercedes slammed into the back of his car and that the reporter got Lamar's insurance information but when he tried to give the card back, Odom resisted at first before realizing he needed to have it to drive.
The accident wasn't reported to the police.
UPDATE 2:E! Online reports that Lamar Odom had has his license suspended for a year following his DUI arrest. According to law enforcement sources, Lama doesn't have an active license and has been suspended from driving for one year. Standard procedure is for cops to take the license and give a receipt form detailing the suspension. Lamar can reapply in a year.
UPDATE: TMZ now reports that the reason Lamar Odom was arrested was because they smelled alcohol on his breath and believed he was on the influence of drugs and alcohol.
His driving and conduct were consistent with drugs. However, nothing illegal was found in his car, only cigarettes, two bottles of cologne and other similar items.
Odom was released from custody at 8:33 AM, but it's unknown if he left the station yet.
You can find a photo of the Mercedes SUV Odom was driving at the tow yard at the link above.
Original: TMZ reports that Lamar Odom has been arrested this morning for "driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs". He was stopped in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 AM.
He was driving a white Mercedes SUV and was stopped by the California Highway Patrol on the 101 Freeway for going too slow (50 MPH). Police say he was driving in a "serpentine manner". At first, he didn't respond to the police and drove three exits before he finally stopped. He had "obvious" signs of being intoxicated. He was arrested and taken to a nearby station, where he is being held on $15,000 bail.
Odom failed several field sobriety tests and refused all chemical tests when he was booked. He has been spotted around Los Angeles recently after it was reported he had been on a "crack binge" by TMZ.
For those curious, his booking sheet says he is 6'10" and 235 lbs.