Huffpost Crime

Rodney King Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI In California

Posted: Updated:

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Rodney King has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California.

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.

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.

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.

Around the Web

Rodney King arrested skipping red light 20 years after LA riots ...

MLBPA issues statement about the Arizona immigration law and All-Star Game ...

Rodney King Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California

Florida police arrest suspect in Louisiana priest's death

Rodney King faces new arrest

More Details Emerge on Coheed and Cambria Bassist's Drug Arrest

NY police arrest MA man wanted for murder

Guatemalan police arrest 2 in connection with singer's slaying

Police arrest suspect after standoff in Revere