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Rodney King pleads not guilty to DUI Charge

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

Los Angeles, CA – CBS News is reporting that Rodney King pleaded not guilty to DUI charges in connection with his arrest on July 12 this past summer  in Southern California.

Court records state that King entered the plea in Superior Court to misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Prosecutors said Mr. King was driving under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana when he was pulled over on July 12.  King does have a previous DUI conviction in 2003, and if convicted this time, he could face up to a year in jail.

King is well known for being the the victim of a civil rights violation during a videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991. The officers were tried and acquitted in the early 90s, which led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

King’s lawyer Laura Box did not comment on her client’s plea and case. King is due back in court on November 21.

By: Pete Strom, South Carolina DUI Lawyer



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