News

Lamar Odom charged with drunken driving

Lamar Odom charged with drunken driving

This March 26, 2013, file photo, shows Los Angeles Clippers' Lamar Odom during an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Odom was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, after a CHP officer saw his white Mercedes-Benz traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley freeway. Photo: Associated Press

Khloe Kardashian’s basketball player husband Lamar Odom has been charged with drunken driving.

The L.A. Clippers player was pulled over by police on Aug. 30, after he was allegedly caught driving too slowly on a Los Angeles highway.

Odom was unable to complete a field sobriety test, and then refused chemical tests to determine his level of alleged intoxication in custody. His driver’s licence was subsequently suspended as under California law, which says that DUI suspects who refuse such tests are forced to give up their driving privileges for a year.

Now Odom has been officially charged with driving under the influence.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 27, according to TMZ.com.

The criminal charge is the latest drama in Odom’s life – his four-year marriage to reality TV star Kardashian has reportedly been rocked by rumours of his substance abuse, which he allegedly attempted to tackle by checking into a rehab facility shortly after his arrest. However, he left the medical centre after just one day.

He is also facing a lawsuit from a paparazzo amid claims of assault, conversion and trespass of property relating to a confrontation this summer.

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

SD Senator Mike Rounds Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

washingtondc

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds met with Judge Merrick Garland this week in his Washington office.

6 hours ago in Local

SD School Districts Using New Funding Formula in Contract Negotiations

school_bus_1

School districts around South Dakota have been getting information from the state Department of Education about the new funding formula, and how it will affect each district.

18 hours ago in Local

New Effort to Allocate Funding Forms in Nebraska

Money Dollars

The Nebraska Department of Roads has formed a group to figure out how to allocate funding for county bridge improvements

19 hours ago in Local

Renewed Bid for Legal Fireworks Fails in Iowa

fireworks

A renewed bid to let Iowans LEGALLY launch fireworks has fizzled.

19 hours ago in Local

Iowa National Guard Unit Joining Operation Enduring Freedom

Map of Iowa graphic approved clipart

An Iowa National Guard unit is being mobilized as part of Operation Enduring Freedom