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Rodney King Arrested on Suspicion of Misdemeanor DUI in Moreno Valley

King, 46, was in a 1994 Mitsubishi when he was stopped by Moreno Valley police about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Frederick Avenue, north of Brabham Drive, Sgt. David Knudsen of the sheriff's department said in a statement.

Rodney G. King, the man whose videotaped beating by police in 1991 and subsequent acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence Tuesday in Moreno Valley, Riverside County sheriff's officials said.

King, 46, was in a 1994 Mitsubishi when he was stopped by Moreno Valley police about 2:30 p.m. on Frederick Avenue, north of Brabham Drive, Sgt. David Knudsen of the sheriff's department said in a statement.

King commited several unspecified traffic violations before he was stopped, according to Knudsen.

"The driver was identified as Rodney Glenn King of Rialto, California," Knudsen's statement said.

A preliminary evaluation indicated the driver was possibly driving while impaired, Knudsen said.

King was taken to the Moreno Valley Police Department for a further evaluation, then booked at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside just after 6 p.m.

King's bail Tuesday evening was $2,500, according to inmate records.

King has been arrested before on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He has also appeared on reality-based programs including "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House."

Anyone with information related to the incident was urged to contact the Moreno Valley Police Department’s traffic bureau at (951) 486-6700.

Jim July 13, 2011 at 07:53 AM
How many times is this jerk going to get pulled over for DUI, only to get his hand spanked? I believe this is his 4th or f5th time since the riots! Lock the bastard up before he kills someone. Maybe the cops are afraid of him?!
willis cheatham July 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM
some people never learn
Mark L. Pfeifer July 13, 2011 at 04:45 PM
"CAN'T WE JUST GET ALONG,' the little Volkswagon BUG said to the bully Hummer.

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