Basketball: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom arrested for drunk driving
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (AFP) - Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom was arrested Friday for allegedly driving under the influence of drink or drugs near Los Angeles, traffic police said.
Odom, the subject of a rash of news stories about alleged drug use and troubles in his marriage to reality television star Khloe Kardashian, was taken into custody after being detained in the early hours.
An arrest report said the 33-year-old former Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers standout, an NBA player for 14 seasons who has not signed a deal for next season, was seen driving his white Mercedes SUV in a "serpentine manner at 50 miles per hour".
He was arrested after exiting the Ventura Freeway northwest of Los Angeles just before 4:00 am, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) traffic police force.