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Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty to DUI



    Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty to DUI
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    Lamar Odom attends Walgreens 8000th Store Opening, on Friday Nov. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles.

    Lamar Odom has had his day in court.

    E! News has learned that the former Los Angeles Clippers star has plead not guilty to one charge of driving under the influence, stemming from his Aug. 30 arrest.

    Odom himself was not present for the court hearing, which took place in Los Angeles, but his attorney Rich Sutton entered the plea on his behalf.

    As of now, a pretrial date has been set for Nov. 8 and Odom was "ordered to obey all laws until his next hearing."

    The 33-year-old athlete's license has been suspended for one year, Public Information Officer Leland Tang told E! News over the summer.

    According to Tang, the procedure for the post-DUI license suspension is as follows: officers take the license and give a receipt form detailing the suspension. In one year, Lamar will have to reapply and take a written test.

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    Based on a report taken of his arrest, the basketball player was driving in an erratic manner at 50 miles per hour (the speed limit is 65).

    Police conducted a traffic stop and pulled him over in the vicinity of Coldwater Canyon and the 101. Odom was identified by his California driver's license and was administered a field sobriety test.

    He was unable to perform the field sobriety test then subsequently said "no" when the officer asked him to do a chemical test.

    Odom was released from jail at 8:33 a.m. the morning following his arrest after posting $15,000 bond.

    A source also told E! News at the time of Odom's DUI arrest, "Hopefully this will be his wake up call."

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    In the weeks prior to (and following) Odom's bust, he and Khloe Kardashian Odom have been faced with endless speculation that their marriage is headed towards a divorce.

    "Khloe has been trying so, so hard to keep him from hitting a bottom like this," explained the insider. "But if this is what needed to happen, then this is what needed to happen."

    Khloe, contrary to untrue rumors claiming she wants a divorce, has been committed on helping to get Lamar better.

    But unfortunately, it looks like this was only the first of many hurdles that the couple must get through.

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