Lamar Odom has officially been charged with DUI stemming from his arrest on August 30 according to Friday, September 13 reports from TMZ.
As previously reported, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”‘ star Khloe Kardashian’s husband NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested on August 30 on the 101 Freeway, when police officers stopped him after noticing he was driving way to slow.
Odom then failed several field sobriety tests and was hauled to a nearby jail. Odom then refused to submit to any any chemical testing at the station.
The celebrity news site claims that by Lamar Odom refusing the chemical testing he actually helped himself out. Normally a defendant that refuses testing would be charged with 2 counts of DUI.
But, by refusing to take the test Lamar Odom automatically loses his driving privileges for one year.Arresting officers stated that they believe at the time of his arrest Lamar Odom was under the influences of drugs and or alcohol.
Lamar Odom, if convicted will be placed on probation as a first offender and required to attend an alcohol education class.
This DUI charge however, appears to be the mildest of problems that Odom has been facing of late. Odom , who has been reportedly struggling with a severe drug addiction has recently been on a downward spiral that has so far negatively affected his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, his health, and possibly his future with the NBA.
Previous reports allege that Lamar has been spending up to $800 a day fueling his drug habits, and according to those closet to him is continuously getting worse causing his loved ones and friends reason for major concern. Until Odom comes to terms with his addictions, which for now he continues to be denying, he is headed for more heartbreak and trouble.
Lamar Odom is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 27.