Rodney King Arrested and Bailed for DUI

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By Swani Swanigan, Christian Post Contributor
July 13, 2011|6:05 pm

Rodney King, infamously made the symbol of the 1992 Los Angeles riots after being videotaped being beaten by cops, was arrested again Tuesday, and later released on bail.

King was pulled over by cops in Moreno Valley, L.A. for driving under the influence.

The incident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. when Riverside County Sherriff Deputies spotted a 1994 Mitsubishi traveling along Frederick Avenue, north of Brabham Drive.

After watching the driver commit several traffic violations officers then performed a routine traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Rodney Glenn King according to a department news release.

After failing the sobriety test, King was then taken to the Moreno Valley Police Department for further evaluation. He was later charged and transferred to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside said police.
In 1991, King received national media attention after being aggressively beaten by the Los Angeles Police. A bystander filmed the assault, and four officers were indicted.

After a controversial trial, all four police officers were acquitted, sparking riots across L.A. that killed 55 people and resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property.

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