NBA Star Lamar Odom Posts Bail Following Arrest in L.A. for DUI
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Lamar Odom was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Odom, who previously played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was taken into custody after he was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, according to the CHP report obtained by KTLA 5.
Odom was booked into the Van Nuys jail and posted $15,000 bail three hours later.
He was pulled over for driving slowly at speeds of about 50 mph in a “serpentine manner,” according to the CHP.
Odom showed “objective signs of intoxication” and “was unable to perform field sobriety tests,” according to the CHP report.
“Nothing was found inside the vehicle. No alcohol, no drug paraphernalia, there was nothing out of the ordinary or unusual found inside the vehicle,” Officer Leland Tang of the CHP said.
The New York native won two NBA championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers but was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
On April 9, 2012, it was announced that Odom had parted ways with the Mavericks.
In a statement to ESPN, Odom said, “I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
On June 29, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team deal.
But after one season, Odom was dropped by the team and became a free agent on July 1, 2013.
Various online sources, including the website TMZ, recently reported there was trouble in Odom’s marriage to Khloe Kardashian, and speculated about Odom allegedly abusing drugs.
Attempts to contact Odom’s agent were unsuccessful.