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Rodney King pleads not guilty in DUI case

November 7, 2011 |  8:24 pm

Rodney King

Rodney G. King pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of driving under the influence, according to court documents.

King, 46, was arrested in July by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit of 0.08%, according to online court records from the Superior Court in Riverside.

In March 1991, King was the subject of a videotaped beating by Los Angeles police for which four officers were tried. The officers’ acquittals led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

King has since faced a variety of allegations, including domestic violence.

His next hearing regarding the current charges is set for Nov. 21.


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Photo: Rodney King in a file photo dated October 2008. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times