Early Friday morning the basketball player was busted for a misdemeanor in L.A., and was taken into custody on $ 15,000 bail and booked at the local jail at 3:54 a.m.
According to Leland Tang, the Public Information Officer, Odom was pulled over while traveling eastbound on the 101 freeway in the San Fernando Valley for “driving in a serpentine manner”—which is considered more extreme than weaving.
Odom, who was driving 50 mph in his white Mercedes SUV at the time, was administered a routine sobriety test upon stopping for a cop.
Officer Tang tells E! News however that Odom was “unable to perform the field sobriety test” which includes walking a straight line among other things.
And to make matters worse, Tang revealed that Odom did “the worst thing you could possibly do” when it comes to being pulled over for such an incident: “he said no when the officer asked him to do a chemical test.”
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Apparently, even if Odom’s case goes to trial and he is found not guilty of getting a DUI, because he said no to taking the chemical test, his license could still be suspended for one year.
Khloé Kardashian Odom‘s husband has been the subject of tons of media speculation over the past few days, ranging from the athlete being missing to substance abuse accusations.
A source close to the Kardashian family shot down the allegations to E! News, saying, “Lamar was never missing. He has been with Khloé. They have never spoken to a divorce attorney.”
The source added of Odom, “Right now the family is focused on getting Lamar better.”