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Thursday, August 28, 2003
By Steven Taylor

Rodney King sentenced to jail and treatment in DUI case

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police officers sparked the Los Angeles riots of 1992, has been sentenced to drug treatment and jail for driving under the influence and reckless driving.


Police said King raced through an intersection in Rialto at more than 100 mph on April 13 before losing control of his new SUV, striking a utility pole, crashing into a fence and hitting a house. King, 38, of Rialto, suffered a fractured pelvis and cracked ribs.

Authorities said tests revealed he had a “significant amount” of the drug PCP in his system.


He had several run-ins with the law in the years that followed and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years probation in 1999 for spousal abuse. In 2001 he pleaded no contest to indecent exposure and being under the influence of PCP and was sentenced to a year in a drug treatment center.

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  1. But did they catch it on video tape? Guys like King oughtta be subject to my patent-pending 3 Strike Rule. 3 Strikes against the law and you get shot.

    Into space.

    Comment by Jeremiah — Thursday, August 28, 2003 @ 7:22 pm

  2. Comment by Anonymous — Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 2:57 pm

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