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Lamar Odom Pleads No Contest to DUI Charge

The DUI charge against the 33-year-old athlete includes an allegation that Odom refused to take a chemical test when stopped in August in Studio City.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

By City News Service

Former Laker and Clipper forward Lamar Odom pleaded no contest today to one count of driving while under the influence and was sentenced to three years probation, three months of treatment for alcohol abuse and ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties.

The 34-year-old athlete was due in court Wednesday, but his attorney entered the plea on his behalf two days early.

A separate hearing will be held by the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine the status of his drivers license, which was automatically suspended for a year at the time of his arrest because he refused to take a blood or breath test.

Odom was arrested Aug. 30 after he allegedly drove his white Mercedes- Benz SUV about 50 miles per hour on the Ventura (101) Freeway in a "serpetine manner" and showed "objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated," according to a California Highway Patrol arrest report.

The athlete's arrest came amid a spate of reports about alleged drug use and troubles in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian.


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