Lamar Odom has just been charged with 1 count of DUI ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ broke the story ... Lamar was arrested August 30 at 3:25 AM on the 101 Freeway after cops saw him driving too slow. He flunked several field sobriety tests and was then cuffed and taken to jail, where he REFUSED to submit to a blood alcohol test.
The fact that he refused the blood alcohol test actually helped him ... in that normally a defendant would be charged with 2 counts of DUI -- driving under the influence and driving with .08 or higher.
Here's the bad news -- By refusing to take the test ... Lamar will have his driver's license suspended for 1 year.
As we first reported, law enforcement sources told us they believed Lamar was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
If convicted ... the likely outcome would be probation and an alcohol ed course since he's a first-time offender. These cases are almost always plea bargained.
Lamar will be arraigned on Sept. 27.
ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING
9/13/2013 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9:20 AM PT -- Our Lohan sources tell us, Lindsay was NOT the person who picked Dina up from the station -- in fact, we're told Lindsay didn't find out about the arrest until the story broke this morning.
Dina Lohan was arrested for drunk driving in Long Island, NY last night ... and cops say her blood alcohol level was more than TWICE the legal limit.
Lindsay Lohan's 50-year-old mother was pulled over on the Northern State Parkway by New York State Police around 11 pm Thursday night ... after she was allegedly going 77mph in a 55 in her white BMW.
During the stop, cops say she appeared intoxicated -- and tested her blood alcohol level, which registered at .20 -- more than twice the legal limit of .08.
According to officials, "Lohan made an allegation that she was injured during the course of the arrest" ... but when medical personnel responded to the scene and determined she was fine, Dina "recanted her claim."
Lohan was hauled to a nearby station where she was booked on two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of speeding.
After posing for a squinty-eyed mug shot, Lohan was released to a sober 3rd party. So far, no word on WHO picked up Lohan from the station.
Lohan is due back in court later this month.
Dina's been on a party tear this month -- TMZ obtained a photo of Lohan partying like a drunken sailor at a giant party over Labor Day weekend.
People at the party tell us she was a mess that night -- slurring her speech and zoning out.
I Don't Have a Crack Problem
9/10/2013 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom says he's absolutely NOT a drug addict ... doesn't need professional help ... and is confident he'll play in the NBA next season.
He's wrong on all 3 counts.
33-year-old Odom went to Teru Sushi in Studio City last night ... and after taking some photos with fans, he finally addressed the media about drug issues in his life ... claiming everything is hunky-dory.
Problem is ... Odom is clearly in denial. As we've previously reported, just about everyone in his life -- personally and professionally -- knows about his battle with substance abuse, including his wife Khloe Kardashian.
In the last year alone, Lamar's been thrown out of hotels ... busted for DUI ... spent time in rehab ... and dropped from multiple NBA teams.
Still, Lamar insists ... "Life is good."
'That's So Raven' Star
Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail
9/9/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It just keeps getting worse ... "That's So Raven" star Orlando Brown is behind bars, 2 weeks into a 180-day sentence ... in one of the craziest, most drawn-out DUI cases we've ever seen.
Law enforcement sources tell us, Brown was remanded into custody on August 23 following a hearing ... where he failed to show proof he completed court-ordered alcohol ed classes for his 2011 DUI arrest.
The only good news for Brown is L.A. County jails are way overcrowded -- so, he's expected to be released after only 27 days ... on September 19.
Brown's been crazy lucky until now -- in the last year 4 bench warrants were issued for his arrest, after he repeatedly failed to follow various court orders.
Goes Off On Malibu Cops
'Why Are You Harassing Me?'
9/6/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mel Gibson had an angry encounter with Malibu cops last Saturday -- the good news ... he was sober and left the Jews out of it.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... just after 1:00 AM Mel and a female passenger rolled up to a DUI checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway -- the same road where Mel was famously busted for DUI in 2006 -- where he ranted against the Jews.
We're told deputies asked Mel if he had been drinking. He said no and cops had no reason to suspect otherwise.
But there was a problem ... Cops asked Mel to produce his license, and Mel didn't have it on him. At that point deputies told Mel to go to a secondary screening spot, and that's when Gibson got angry. We're told Mel yelled, "Why are you harassing me?" Deputies asked why Mel was screaming and he responded, "I have had problems with you Lost Hills [Malibu] deputies in the past."
Things cooled down when deputies let Mel off with a warning.
Mel drove off and did not blame deputies or Jews for the whole Syrian thing.
NFL FOOTBALL STARTS TONIGHT!
9/5/2013 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL legend Michael Irvin hit up Craig's in Hollywood last night ... which reminds us ... THE NFL SEASON OFFICIALLY STARTS TONIGHT ... AHHHH!!!!!!!!!
We talked to Irvin about the NFL's new deal with the Uber car service -- in which each NFL player gets a $200 credit in an effort to prevent players from getting DUIs.
It's actually an interesting story ... and Irvin thinks it could actually work ... but THE NFL STARTS TONIGHT!!!!!
RAVENS vs. BRONCOS!!!!!
Don't forget to set your fantasy lineups.
Singer Charged with DUI
9/4/2013 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miguel -- the singer behind the hit "Adorn" -- has been charged with 2 counts of drunk driving stemming from his August 15 arrest in L.A. ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... the 27-year-old was initially stopped for excessively dark tint on the windows of his 2013 BMW X6 ... and during the stop, cops suspected Miguel had been drinking.
Law enforcement sources say Miguel was cooperative during the bust ... and that his blood alcohol level was .10 ... just above the legal limit in California.
Miguel's case is scheduled to go before a judge next week.
Stay tuned ...
The REASON Robert Shapiro Took the Case
9/3/2013 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner quarterbacked the move to get attorney Robert Shapiro involved in representing Lamar Odom in his DUI case for one big reason ... and it's not about the criminal case.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Kris went to Shapiro because of his personal experience with drug addiction.
Shapiro's 24-year-old son Brent died of a drug overdose in 2005 -- and Shapiro has been involved with drug addiction foundations and charities ever since.
We're told Kris wants Shapiro to not just represent him in the DUI case -- which frankly is a case that will almost certainly end in probation and license suspension -- but she wants him to become a voice, urging Lamar to seek help.
As we previously reported, Khloe and the rest of the Kardashian clan have been unsuccessful in persuading Lamar to go to rehab.
We're told ... although Kris has asked Shapiro to represent Lamar -- and Shapiro has agreed -- Robert told her he would not take the case unless Lamar is open to treatment.
Responds to Khloe's Ultimatum with
9/3/2013 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian's ultimatum to Lamar Odom -- get into rehab or get out of our home -- hasn't exactly forced him to take action ... in fact, Lamar's gone completely off the grid with his wife ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... Khloe dropped the tough love on Lamar over the weekend. In the wake of his DUI arrest on Friday, sources tell us she made it clear to Lamar ... he needed to get help, or else the marriage is over.
But we're told since they spoke for 4 hours on Saturday ... Khloe's heard absolutely nothing from Lamar.
As one source put it ... right now Khloe is "totally in the dark" about Lamar's comings and goings -- and the prospects of saving their marriage are getting dimmer everyday.
But Khloe is refusing to let the drama with Lamar affect her social life ... and this weekend, she hit up a Labor Day BBQ fiesta at Katy Perry's house.
During the party, Khloe posed for sexy photos with her friends ... and later tweeted one of the shots to her Twitter page.
Just a few days before the party, Khloe tweeted (and later deleted) the words, "Smile and no one will notice” ... and after this weekend, it seems she's following her own advice.
Repped By Robert Shapiro
If He's Good Enough for OJ
9/2/2013 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom needs some legal firepower after his DUI arrest, and its OJ Simpson's lawyer Robert Shapiro to the rescue ... TMZ has learned.
Lamar has hired Shapiro in what promises to be a sticky situation. TMZ broke the story ... Lamar was popped early Friday AM on the 101 Freeway ... and cops believe he was under the influence of both drugs and booze.
Shapiro is known for plea bargaining. These cases are pretty standard -- he'll probably plead no contest to one count of DUI and get probation. He'll also be required to attend an alcohol ed class. And, since he refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, he'll automatically get his driver's license yanked for 1 year. No getting around that.
This has Kris Jenner's paw prints all over it. She's used Shapiro for other legal messes in the past -- most recently Robert Kardashian Jr.'s criminal battery and theft case.
Ironically, Kris' ex-hubby, the late Robert Kardashian, repped OJ Simpson along with Shapiro. Kris was best friends with Nicole Brown Simpson and felt OJ was guilty as sin.
John Clark Gable
Charged with DUI & Hit-n-Run
After 6-Car Collision
9/2/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
John Clark Gable -- the son of Hollywood legend Clark Gable -- just got slapped with a hit-and-run charge in addition to DUI following his crazy arrest back in April ... when he crashed into 6 parked cars.
The two charges -- both misdemeanors -- were just filed in L.A. If convicted he faces jail time, but that's very unlikely.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Gable was NOT drunk at the time of his arrest ... officials believe he was under the influence of prescription medication.
TMZ broke the story ... Gable was busted in Malibu after allegedly smashing into 6 parked cars on Pacific Coast Highway. Gable told us he had lost consciousness behind the wheel and woke up just after the accident had occurred.
As for the Rx meds, Gable said he was taking pills for a minor leg injury he suffered while mountain biking, but believes a brain aneurysm might have been responsible for the crash.
Gable's due back in court September 30.
After DUI Bust
8/31/2013 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom was seen for the first time since his DUI arrest (barely) ... getting around the only way he can now ... IN A TAXI.
TMZ broke the story ... Lamar was popped for a DUI in L.A. early Friday morning after cops believed he was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Lamar refused all chemical tests and as a result his driver's license was suspended for year.
As for where he was headed ... the agency who took the photos claims they were snapped outside the gated community where Khloe and Lamar's house is. But frankly, it's hard to tell.
1:00 PM PST -- Khloe was just photographed driving into the gated community moments after Lamar.
With NBA Drug Counselors
8/30/2013 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom got some secret visitors yesterday -- two drug counselors who work with the National Basketball Players Association ... just hours before he was busted for DUI.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the counselors -- former NBA players Dirk Minniefield and Cliff Robinson -- had contacted Lamar to offer help, and he accepted -- thus, the meeting.
Cliff and Dirk know a thing or 2 about addicts and drug addiction -- they both struggled with substance abuse during their careers. They currently work with the NBPA ... counseling rookies and struggling NBA players about handling addiction.
During the visit Thursday at Lamar and Khloe's house ... we're told Lamar was receptive and, as one source said, "It was very positive."
Here's the problem ... Shortly after Dirk and Cliff left, Lamar drove off and never came home.
As we first reported, he was arrested early this morning for DUI ... and law enforcement sources tell us they believe he was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.