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Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

Arash Zandi |
October 10, 2013 | 4:52 p.m. PDT

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom (Twitter/@Gangsta_gossip).
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom (Twitter/@Gangsta_gossip).
NBA superstar Lamar Odom pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, from his arrest back in August this year. His attorney, Richard Hutton, filed the plea on his behalf as he was not present for his arraignment at the Van Nuys Courthouse.

The former Los Angeles Laker and Clipper forward was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on the early morning of August 30 after officers noticed that he was driving slowly and weaving in and out of lanes.

The 33-year-old was pulled over at 3:25 am after he took the exit on the 101 Freeway at Coldwater Canyon Avenue in Studio City. He was arrested after he displayed “objective signs or symptoms of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained,” explained Officer Ming Hsu.

During his booking, Odom refused to take any chemical tests, and thus had his driver’s license suspended for one year. He was released after posting bail of $15,000. TMZ has reported that in recent weeks, Odom has been suffering from an apparent drug addiction.

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The husband of famed celebrity Khloe Kardashian Odom, who tied the knot with him back in September 2009, is currently a free agent after spending the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he shot .399 and collected 330 points.

The NBA veteran of 14 years was the power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2004 and 2011, winning championships in 2009 and 2010 and was the recipient of NBA’s sixth Man of the Year award in 2011.

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for November 8 and Odom has been ordered to observe all laws until then.

Read more at CNN.

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