Rodney Gets No Respect


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Rodney King Detained For Driving Under Influence

By Bill Robles | AFP – 10 hrs ago

Rodney King -- whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police led to race riots that devastated the city in 1992 -- was detained Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.
In his latest brush with the law, King, 46, was pulled over in the Moreno Valley area east of Los Angeles, according to Courtney Donowho of the Riverside County sheriff's office.
"A field sobriety test was conducted, and Mr King was detained and taken back to the Moreno Valley station for further testing," she said, adding: "I don't know yet whether he will be cited and released, or arrested."
King rose to national fame nearly two decades ago after he was beaten by baton-wielding Los Angeles police following a high-speed car chase.
Four officers involved went on trial the following year for use of excessive force but were acquitted, sparking the devastating 1992 Los Angeles riots that left more than 50 people dead and caused around one billion dollars in damage.
Since the events that catapulted him into the spotlight, King has had several brushes with the law.
He was arrested in 2005 for making threats to kill his daughter and his daughter's mother after the two women got into an argument with his then-girlfriend.
He was also arrested in 2003 for allegedly punching a girlfriend. He had also pleaded guilty to reckless driving after crashing into a house with his car.
In November 2007 he was treated in hospital after an incident in which he was shot and wounded in the face, back and upper torso, in the Los Angeles suburb of San Bernardino.


I'm surprised they took the chance or bothered to pull him over


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What a fucking asshole. Almost 20 years, and he still can't follow the law.
Well he is out on bail...

Rodney King Out on Bail After DUI Arrest

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. -- Rodney King has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police say officers pulled King over Tuesday afternoon on Frederick Street near the Moreno Valley town center.

The 46-year-old was reportedly driving a 1994 Mitsubishi when officers observed him committing "multiple infractions."

King, who lives in Rialto, was taken into custody and was eventually arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

No word on what substance King was allegedly under at the time of the arrest.

In 1991, King became a symbol of police brutality after being beaten by four LAPD officers after a police chase through the San Fernando Valley.

The beating was captured on videotape and was first aired on KTLA.

The video caused outrage across Los Angeles.

Four officers involved in the incident were tried and acquitted, sparking the Los Angeles riots of 1992 which lasted four days and left 55 people dead.

Two of them were later charged with violating King's federal civil rights and served time in prison.

King has not been a stranger to law enforcement or substance abuse in the years since the incident.

In May 1991, he was arrested on suspicion of trying to run over a vice officer who allegedly found him with a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood, but no charges were filed.

In 1992, King was arrested for DUI, but again no charges were filed.

In 1993, King entered an alcohol rehabilitation program and was placed on probation after crashing his vehicle into a block wall in downtown Los Angeles with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.

He was arrested for DUI again in May 1995 in Pennsylvania. He was tried and acquitted.

In July 1995, he was arrested by Alhambra police, who alleged that he hit his wife with his car, knocking her to the ground.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail after being convicted of hit and run.

In, September 2001 King was arrested in Claremont and charged with being under the influence of the psychedelic drug PCP.

He was also arrested in 2005 after he allegedly threatening his daughter and ex-girlfriend.

Then in 2007, King told authorities he was sprayed with pellets from a shotgun while riding his bicycle near the border of San Bernardino and Rialto.

Rialto police, who were the first to respond, said King was intoxicated when they arrived and that it was difficult to decipher what had happened.

No suspects were ever found.

***Follow Up***

Rodney G. King pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of driving under the influence, according to court documents.

King, 46, was arrested in July by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit of 0.08%, according to online court records from the Superior Court in Riverside.

In March 1991, King was the subject of a videotaped beating by Los Angeles police for which four officers were tried. The officers’ acquittals led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

King has since faced a variety of allegations, including domestic violence.

His next hearing regarding the current charges is set for Nov. 21.
I'm amazed with all his vehicular shenanigans he still has a licence...