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Rodney King Arrested & Charged With A DUI

Submitted by on August 24, 2011 – 3:52 pmNo Comment

Rodney King has been charged with a misdemeanor DUI stemming from his July 12 arrest in Riverside County, CA.

According to TMZ:

King was pulled over after officers claim they witnessed Rodney committing “multiple infractions” behind the wheel. Cops eventually suspected he was under the influence and arrested him.

After the arrest, King told CNN he was under the influence of a “medical marijuana prescription.”

If convicted, King—who has a prior DUI conviction on his record—could face some serious jail time.

King is best known for his involvement in a police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on March 3, 1991. A bystander, George Holliday, videotaped much of the incident from a distance. The footage showed officers repeatedly striking King with their batons while other officers stood by watching, without taking any action to stop the beating. A portion of the footage was aired by news agencies around the world, causing public outrage that raised tensions between the black community and the LAPD.

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