I don't normally do a lot of keeping up with the Kardashians, but I have been reluctantly paying attention to the unhappy news about Khloe's husband Lamar Odom. From this outsider's perspective, the whole story has just seemed so crazy: he's cheating on her! He's missing and addicted to drugs! He's back home but they've decided to separate! It sort of seemed like he was caught up in a tabloid frenzy that had virtually no accuracy whatsoever, particularly when Khloe took to Twitter to rant about people "talking shit" about her family.
However, based on the breaking news that the veteran NBA player was arrested at around 4 a.m. today on suspicion of DUI, it's sounding like Odom really is in a mess of trouble right now. Sadly for Khloe, the wild speculation about what exactly is going on with Odom is far from over.
According to TMZ, Odom was busted by the California Highway Patrol at 3:54 a.m. after officers spotted him driving a white Mercedes SUV in a "serpentine manner." He was also driving too slow: around 50 MPH. Worse, Odom didn't immediately respond when offers signaled for him to pull over, and he drove past two exits on the 101 before finally coming to a stop.
According to a CHP report,
(Odom showed) objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated.
He was eventually booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs, and held on $15,000 bail at Van Nuys jail where he refused all chemical tests for the presence of drugs in his system.
I have no idea what's true and what isn't when it comes to the rumors about Lamar Odom's infidelity, drug addiction, failed interventions, and marriage troubles, but it's clear that something bad is going on. When a celebrity gets pulled over for a DUI in the midst of a massive image crisis, it seems like a pretty safe bet to assume there's a legitimate downward spiral in progress.
Here's hoping that this arrest ends up being a turning point for Lamar Odom. Regardless of what happens next between him and Khloe, it would be great if the next big news is that he's checked into a rehab center.
Are you surprised to hear Lamar Odom just got busted for a DUI? Do you think all the rumors about him lately are based in truth?
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