Lamar Odom: Free on Bail After DUI Arrest, Loses License For Refusing Chemical Tests

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Lamar Odom is free on bail after his arrest early Friday, but has lost his driver's license for a year after he refused tests to determine his alleged intoxication.

Officers arrested Lamar Odom for suspicion of driving under the influence this morning. He was "unable to complete" a field sobriety test, police say.

At the police station, he refused any additional additional tests.

Drivers suspected of DUI are required to take a chemical test once they're in police custody. If they refuse, they lose their driving privileges for a year.

By obtaining a California driver's license, a driver consent to having his or her breath, blood or urine tested if they are arrested on suspicion of DUI.

A driver does not have a right to consult a lawyer beforehand.

“If you refuse to submit to any of the tests, your driving privilege may be suspended because of your refusal,” according to the state DMV handbook.

According to E! News, this has already happened to Lamar.

The 33-year-old NBA star was released after posting $15,000 bond and spending about three and a half hours in jail. He is due in court September 27.

While in jail, he was heckled with Lakers jokes (below).

Officials said Odom was driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle eastbound on the 101 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard just before 4 a.m.

He was traveling at 50 m.p.h., well below freeway speeds, and in a "serpentine manner." He drove by three more exits before finally pulling over.

He showed "obvious" signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol - cops reportedly suspect both - and failed a field sobriety test.

A search of his vehicle revealed no drugs or alcohol. At the Van Nuys jail, Lamar Odom refused all chemical tests and was booked without incident.

He was booked into custody at 5:01 a.m. and released at 8:33 a.m. His agent, Jeff Schwartz, could not be reached for comment.

Nor could wife Khloe Kardashian, with whom he has been on the outs.

His agent told ESPN that the basketball player was “not missing" earlier this week amid reports that he is hooked on crack cocaine and off the grid.

Kardashian is said to be fighting hard to get Lamar into rehab to kick his habit, but this would appear to be another huge setback for the couple.

His whereabouts after leaving jail are unknown at this time.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian: Will it last?

 

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he sure is black..............

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This is getting to be just sad

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All that money and never thinks to call a Taxi.

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@ Sims

Yeah I know, I always think to myself wow, this guy is super wealthy, why on earth would you want to drive drunk or sober?

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@ Kimberly

Hey sweetie. I've been missing you.