Basketball legend Lamar Odom was arrested Friday morning on charges of Driving Under the Influence and refused chemical tests when he was taken to the Van Nuys Jail, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada.
Odom was in a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle that was seen moving erratically on the 101 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard, traveling eastbound. Police said the SUV was traveling in a "serpentine manner" at about 50 mphs.
Odom was pulled over just as he exited the Coldwater Canyon exit off the freeway in Studio City, according to the CHP. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test.
He showed "objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform
field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated,'' the report stated.
The arrest was made at about 3:54 a.m. and he was taken to Van Nuys Jail at 5:01 a.m.
Odom has played for the Lakers and more recently the Clippers. The 33-year-old free agent has been the subject of stories reporting drug use and troubles in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian.
His bail was set at $15,000 and as of 8:30 a.m. Odom had yet to be
released, according to L.A. County jail records.
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—City News Service contributed to this report