Rodney King on drink-drive charge
Thursday 25 August 2011
Rodney King has been charged with driving under the influence stemming from an arrest in Southern California last month.
District attorney spokesman John Hall said King was charged with two misdemeanour counts alleging he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and that his blood-alcohol level was higher than the legal limit when he was pulled over in Riverside County's Moreno Valley.
If convicted, King faces up to a year in jail because of a prior DUI conviction in San Bernardino County.
Mr Hall said he did not know if King had retained an attorney. He is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow.
King was beaten by four white officers in 1991. A year later they were acquitted of federal charges, sparking days of rioting that killed 55 people and caused widespread damage.
- 1 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Bloody attack brings terror to capital’s streets
- 2 Mothers' diets may harm IQs in two-thirds of babies
- 3 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 4 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
- 5 Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.