Rodney King is back in the news again…
King, who was famously videotaped being beaten by the police way back in the early 90’s, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California yesterday afternoon (Jul 12).
King was driving a 1993 Mitsubishi in Moreno Valley, CA Thursday afternoon at around 3:30 PM when cops pulled him over. Officers say they saw King, who has publicly acknowledged a longstanding drinking problem, commit “several infractions”
After a “preliminary evaluation of the driver indicated he was possibly driving while impaired,” King was booked into jail for investigation of DUI and his bail was set at $2,500, according to police.
Though it is believed he was “drinking and driving,” It’s not clear what exact substance cops believe King may have been under the influence of at the time of his arrest.
Rodney King became a household name in 1991 after he was videotaped being beaten by cops during a routine arrest. When the four officers, who kicked and struck him over 50 times were acquitted, Los Angeles suffered six days of rioting, which resulted in 53 people being killed and $1 billion dollars worth of property damage.