MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — Sources tell CBS2 and KCAL9 that Rodney King has been arrested for an alleged Tuesday afternoon DUI in Moreno Valley.
King, who has battled substance abuse issues for several years, was reportedly pulled over for a routine traffic stop just after 3:30 p.m., according to officials.
TMZ, the celebrity Web site, says King has a prior DUI.READ MORE: Thousands Of LAUSD Students Still Unvaccinated As Deadline Nears
Back in 2003, King reportedly blew through an intersection at more than 100 MPH before crashing into a power pole and house.READ MORE: LA County Pays $2.75M To Compton Man With Mental Illness Beaten By Deputies
King, who turned 46 this past April, appeared on “Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab” in 2008 and “Sober House” in 2009.MORE NEWS: Scott Peterson Resentenced To Life In Prison In Pregnant Wife’s Slaying
King’s beating during a 1991 arrest, caught on videotape, made him a household name. When the four officers who kicked and hit him more than 50 times were acquitted, LA endured six days of dearly rioting. In all, 53 people were killed and property damage topped $1 billion.