Lamar Odom‘s alleged drug abuse is spawning some factual consequences. The NBA free agent has been charged with DUI.
TMZ broke the story … Lamar was arrested August 30 at 3:25 AM on the 101 Freeway after cops saw him driving too slow. He flunked several field sobriety tests and was then cuffed and taken to jail, where he REFUSED to submit to a blood alcohol test.
The fact that he refused the blood alcohol test actually helped him … in that normally a defendant would be charged with 2 counts of DUI — driving under the influence and driving with .08 or higher.
Here’s the bad news — By refusing to take the test … Lamar will have his driver’s license suspended for 1 year.
The authorities believe Odom was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. However, since he refused any tests it’s impossible to determine what he was on.
Reported, Odom is in outpatient treatment. But word is that he has already been ducking his counselors.
Odom is due in court Sept. 27. If convicted, he’ll probably just get probation and a mandated alcohol education course since he’s just a first-time offender.