[VIDEO] Lamar Odom Charged With DUI
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.13.2013
TMZ reports that Lamar Odom has been charged with one count of DUI. It comes from his arrest on August 30 at 3:25 AM on the 101 Freeway after police saw him driving too slow. He failed several field sobriety tests and went to jail, where he refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.
The fact that he refused to submit to the test actually kept him from being charged with two counts. Normally a defendant in this case is charged with driving under the influence and driving with .08 or higher. However, it will also mean that he will have to give up his driver's license, which was suspended for a year.
Police believe Odom was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. If convicted, he'll likely end up on probation and an alcohol education course, because he's a first-time offender. These cases usually result in plea bargains. He will be arraigned on September 27.