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Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI

Rodney King KCBS

Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI
Rodney King
KCBS

(CBS/KCBS/AP) MORENO VALLEY - Rodney King has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California.

King, who has battled substance abuse issues for several years, was reportedly pulled over for a routine traffic stop just after 3:30 p.m., according to officials, reports CBS station KCBS.

He was booked into jail for investigation of DUI, and bail was set at $2,500.

King, 46, has struggled with sobriety publicly and appeared on "Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab" in 2008 and "Sober House" in 2009.

According to TMZ, King has a prior DUI from 2003 when he reportedly sped through an intersection at more than 100 MPH before crashing into a power pole and house.

King's beating during a 1991 arrest, caught on videotape, made him a household name. When the four officers who kicked and hit him more than 50 times were acquitted, Los Angeles endured six days of dearly rioting. In all, 53 people were killed and property damage topped $1 billion.

  • Camille Mann

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