Lamar Odom pleads not guilty in DUI case
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Lamar Odom sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA game against the utah Jazz, in Salt Lake City, on Dec. 28, 2012.
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:01PM EDT
LOS ANGELES - NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanour count of driving under the influence in connection with his arrest in August.
Odom didn't appear in court for the arraignment Wednesday and his attorney entered the plea on his behalf. A pretrial hearing was set for Nov. 8.
The DUI charge against the 33-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers player includes an allegation that Odom refused to take a chemical test. According to California law, a motorist forfeits their license for a year if they refuse a breath or blood test.
He was arrested Aug. 30 after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was spotted weaving on a freeway in the Studio City section of Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol said Odom's vehicle was observed travelling in a "serpentine manner."
Odom remains free on $15,000 bail. The husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
Odom played for the Clippers last season. He is now a free agent.