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Rodney King, Arrested for DUI Gets Reckless Driving Instead

March 1, 2012 | No Comments »

Stopped seven months ago in Southern California for a suspected DUI, Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers set off city-wide riots in 1991, has instead been convicted of reckless driving.

According to prosecutors, King tested positive for alcohol at the time of his arrest but his blood alcohol reading was slightly below the legal limit. As a result King was able to plead down to a lesser “wet reckless” charge, as it is known in California.

King, who has had a number of additional brushes with the law over the years, was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest and fined $500.

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