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Lamar Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

(Tony Gutierrez / AP)

Lamar Odom was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Odom was pulled over after he was spotted driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle erratically at 3:54 a.m. on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times. Odom, who was traveling slowly — at about 50 miles per hour — in a “serpentine manner,” initially did not respond when signaled to stop. When he stopped after passing two exits, he exhibited “objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated,” the CHP report indicated. He refused chemical tests and was booked into the Van Nuys jail without incident.

The arrest, first reported by TMZ, is the latest in a bizarre string of incidents involving the NBA free agent. Last weekend, there were reports that his wife, Khloe Kardashian, believed he was missing and abusing drugs. His agent, however, told ESPN that Odom was not missing and an unnamed source told the network that he was in a Los Angeles hotel as friends tried to convince him to seek help over substance abuse.

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