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Lamar Odom Was In A Bizarre Car Accident Before DUI

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Lamar Odom is not having the best week ever. Amid his substance abuse problems, he was arrested for driving under the influence. But apparently, this isn’t even his first car incident of the week. A few days before the DUI charge, he was in a minor accident, coincidentally on the same freeway he was pulled over on for said DUI. While the accident was minor, Odom’s behavior made it bizarre.

From The L.A. Times:

The crash was not reported to authorities, but Los Angeles Times reporter Adolfo Flores said his car was rear-ended by another vehicle hit by Odom’s white Mercedes on Saturday.

Flores said he got out of his car after the crash to exchange insurance information with the other drivers. When he asked Odom for his information, he said, the 6-foot-10 forward — who most recently played with the Clippers and is now a free agent — asked why he needed it. Flores said he told Odom he needed the information because they were in a car accident, to which Odom replied: “It doesn’t even look that bad.”


After Flores finished obtaining information from Odom’s insurance form, he said he tried to hand it back to the basketball player three times, but he wouldn’t take it. Flores said he then asked if Odom wanted him to keep the document.

“No, I need it to drive,” Odom said, before finally taking the form, Flores recalled.

After exchanging their information, the three drivers went on their separate ways. The third driver could not be reached for comment.

BTW about that DUI, Odom’s license will be suspended for a year, all because he refused to do the “chemical tests” after he was arrested. According to his arresting officer, Odom did “the one thing you should never not do: refuse the chemical tests.” Wait what?

Damn, Lamar. Time for more Taco Bell. Maybe have someone else drive.