Odom pleads 'no contest' to DUI, gets probation

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  • The basketball star will serve 36 months on probation and attend alcohol counseling
  • Odom was arrested August 30 when patrolman saw his car swerving
Odom pleads 'no contest' to DUI, gets probation

Basketball star Lamar Odom pleaded "no contest" Monday to a drunken driving charge, settling the case once and for all.

The 33-year-old husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian will serve 36 months on probation and attend three months of alcohol counseling, according to Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox. He will also have to pay fines and fees totaling $1,814.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct a hearing at a later date to determine how long Odom's driver's license will be suspended. His license was automatically suspended when he was arrested.

WATCH: Lamar's Kardashian crisis

The NBA star was arrested August 30 on a DUI charge after a California highway patrolman allegedly noticed him driving in a "serpentine manner at 50 mph" at 3 a.m. The patrolman pursued Odom for about three miles before the basketball player finally came to a stop, according to the police report.

Read more: What you need to know about Lamar Odom

Odom "showed signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests," according to police. He also refused all chemical tests when he arrived at the LAPD Van Nuys Jail, police said.

In 2001, Odom admitted to violating the NBA's drug policies twice.

"I've made a couple [of mistakes] and I may make a couple again, but hopefully they won't be as big as this one," Odom said at the time during a press conference.

Read more: Speaking up for the Kardashians, Lamar slams dad

Odom is a free agent who has played in the NBA for 14 years for teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and, most recently, the Los Angeles Clippers.

Odom's alleged substance abuse problems have led some to speculate that his marriage is in jeopardy. His wife has vented her frustrations about the relationship on several occasions, most notably on Twitter.

In August, she tweeted: "Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk [expletive] about my family! [Expletive] you and shame on you! I'm too protective for this [expletive]!"

Watch: Odom's Kardashian crisis?

-CNN's Alan Duke contributed to this report

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