Lamar Odom Caps Epically Bad Week With DUI Bust

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This week isn't getting any better for Lamar Odom.

Amidst swirling divorce allegations and drug addiction rumors, the veteran NBA player was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs, "omg! Insider" confirms.

The arrest took place in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 a.m. when Odom's white Mercedes SUV was spotted on the 101 Freeway "driving in a serpentine manner, weaving all over the place in and out of lanes going 50 miles an hour in a 65 mile zone," the California Highway Patrol described.

According to the CHP, Odom "showed objective signs of driving under the influence and was unable to perform the field sobriety tests the officers asked for." Additionally, the athlete declined taking any chemical tests.

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The 33-year-old b-baller was taken to a nearby Los Angeles police station where he was booked without incident on a misdemeanor charge and assigned a $15,000 bail. He was released from the Van Nuys jail just a few hours later.

Odom is due to appear in court on September 27 but "omg! Insider" was told that even if he is found not guilty, he will still lose his license for a year.

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This arrest follows a slew of recent reports of Odom's alleged drug addiction for which he was was supposedly admitted into a rehab center in San Diego last year, but left after three weeks. Last Wednesday, his wife of four years, Khloé Kardashian, reportedly kicked him out of the house when he refused to get help for his problems. However, he was spotted returning to their home earlier this week. Speculation continues to mount as to the current status of their relationship.

A rep for Kardashian declined to comment on this incident.

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