RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Rodney King has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California.
King was the black motorist whose beating by four white police officers in 1991 exposed racial wounds and led to a devastating riot in Los Angeles.
The Moreno Valley Police Department said officers pulled King over Tuesday after seeing him commit several alleged traffic violations. He was booked into jail for investigation of DUI, and bail was set at $2,500.
He has struggled with sobriety publicly and appeared on television’s “Celebrity Rehab.”
Riverside County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Courtney Donowho said no arraignment date has been set.
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