Lamar Odom Busted for DUI

Lamar Odom has been released from the Van Nuys Police Department after spending the night in jail, arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday morning.

California Highway Patrol Sergeant Denise Joslin tells Celebuzz that Odom was pulled over by on Highway 101 in Sherman Oaks around 3:30 a.m. He wasn’t speeding, rather Joslin say it was how slowly he was driving (50 mph) that initially raised their suspicions. Odom did not respond to officers and drove another three exits before coming to a stop.

It was then that we’re told Odom failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested. He refused to take a breathalyzer test.

The arrest tops off a difficult week for the basketball star, who was reported to have been missing on Sunday. Though his reps insisted he was “fine,” he was not seen until Wednesday, when he was photographed at a Taco Bell in the San Fernando Valley. It was recently revealed that the L.A. Clippers don’t plan to re-sign Odom for the upcoming season. Several outlets have also speculated that Odom has a drug problem, which is to blame for his strange behavior of late and that wife Khloe Kardashian recently tried to stage an intervention for him. Jezebel even went so far as to speculate that, hindsight being 20/20, there have been signs all along:

Odom’s reported addiction to crack suddenly puts the last few years into a completely different perspective. Like how he’s been traded so frequently with little explanation. Or how for this entire season of the show — for which he was included on the $40 million deal the family made with E! — Odom has mostly been absent, and when he does show up on camera, he’s noticeably not mic’ed. Or how Khloe & Lamar was “put on hold” — with a rep stressing that it was on indefinite hiatus but not cancelled — in 2012 despite its first two seasons being ratings successes.

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