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Rodney King stopped after traffic violation, police say

Rodney King
Rodney King was stopped by Arcadia police after driving erratically in a green Mitsubishi, authorities said Friday.

The stop took place about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday near Santa Anita Avenue and the 210 Freeway.

In recent years, King has battled substance abuse and in 2008 appeared on the reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

In an interview with The Times, King said he was on the show to demonstrate he had reformed and was not the same person captured in the grainy videotape that showed him being pummeled by four Los Angeles Police Department officers in 1991.


For Rodney King, its AA to reality TV

The LAPD 20 years after Rodney King

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Rodney King at his Rialto home in 2008. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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This dude just can't stay out of trouble.

Sounds like he learned his leason and cooperated this time.

Why is this new?

Why not say whether he was or was not tested for DUI? You seem to have no trouble insinuating that he was high on something by bringing up his history with substance abuse.

Hah! People don't change.

I hope he wasn't celebrating his 20 year anniversary????

Coincidence ? I think not.

the latimes writes
n recent years, King has battled substance abuse

which is suppose to imply that his drug problem is related to the ass kickin the cops gave him

however, latimes he got the ass kickin because he led the police on a chase while high on pcp. yes PCP, hardcore drugs. it would seem to me like mr. kings drug issues predates his well deserved ass kickin. glad to see he still has no problem getting high and driving around and no one will put this menace to society in jail. unreal

If there ever was proof to what H. Clinton said about the state of our media, this is it.

I hope Rodney wasn't celebrating his 20th anniversary???

Ummm sorry but am I missing something? How is this considered news?

"Rodney King was stopped by Arcadia police after driving erratically in a green Mitsubishi," and why does the LA times need to mention the car's description? First it was a Hyundai, now it's a green Mitsubishi. This could be considered libel for a car manufacturer.

The 20th anniversary of the infamous event was yesterday, now R King is acting up again?

...Can't we all just get along?

LAPD's motto: "to protect and serve" ca. 1991, post Rodney King "we treat you like a King"

And South Central rioted for what reason again? This idiot deserved whatever he got and then some.

So the story is that Rodney King was stopped for a traffic violation...

Great. Stay tuned next week for: "Local Man Cited for Littering."

I think if Rodney King didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck at all. Sad to see that even after 20 years he's still constantly in the news for getting into trouble.

Poor dude still can't afford a decent car!

First a Hyundai, now a Mitsubishi!

Just give him a few million more of the taxpayers dollars. That should keep him quiet for another 20 years.

It's nice to know he made good use of taxpayer money and straightened his life out. Ha!

I really don't think he wants or ever wanted this type of attention from the media or public, I can't even imagine how hard it has to be for him to be constantly reminded of that event...it's hard enough as a resident of LA...anyhoo, just my opinion...


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