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Rodney King

Detained in DUI Investigation

7/12/2011 4:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Infamous LAPD beating victim Rodney King is being detained by Riverside County Sheriff's deputies right now -- while officials conduct a DUI investigation ... TMZ has learned.

Rodney King DUI

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... King was pulled over around 3:30 PM in Moreno Valley, California on a routine traffic stop ... when officers suspected he may have been driving under the influence.

King has NOT been arrested -- but he's been transported to a nearby Sheriff's station for further investigation. No word on what substance police believe King may have been using.

King has a prior DUI on his record -- he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence back in 2003 ... after racing through a California intersection at more than 100 MPH and crashing into a utility pole and a house.

Authorities later said tests proved King had a "significant amount" of PCP in his system at the time of the crash.

Story developing ...

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1.

DiddleDoo    

Race card in 3...2...1...

1109 days ago
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Christy    

Poor Rodney...love him!

1109 days ago
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Jillian    

A THUG. This dude has been a trouble maker long before the so called "beating".

1109 days ago
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chris    

Never learn.

1109 days ago
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ed    

WHY DO THEY KEEP PICKING ON THIS GUY.... I MEAN, NO ONE MAN CAN GET INTO TROUBLE SO MUCH. JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE, HE IS AN OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AND A SCHOLAR. ENOUGH, YOU ROTTEN POLICE.

1109 days ago
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Nwdude    

I feel bad for this dude, always in the spot light for the wrong thing. He just can't get it right..ever.

1109 days ago
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Stella Blue    

you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning

1109 days ago
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Adam    

Why would anyone feel sorry for this guy! He was hopped up on drugs when the beating occurred, hopped up on drugs when he got his prior dui and most likely they will find drugs in his system this time! That's why the cops beat him down, PCP makes you crazy!

1109 days ago
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Timmy Boy    

Send him to Nevada with OJ

1109 days ago
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Sin D    

Can't we all just get a bong?

1109 days ago
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Lou    

Timmy Boy about a minute ago

Send him to Nevada with OJ

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As a resident of Nevada I can pretty much say with certainty that we don't want him either. Send him to some country we don't like.

1109 days ago
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Criss    

This a*****e just never learns!

1109 days ago
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Lauren Ashley    

LOL, my sister in law does the drug/alcohol blood testing for the MoVal sheriffs department and just got called in at 4pm today. I wonder if she is drawing his blood right now!

1109 days ago
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Bippy    

PCP is what made him famous in the beginning - they should just TAZE his A.Z.Z.!!!

1109 days ago
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Mick Kahler    

Stay classy Rodney. Gimme a f****** break!

1109 days ago
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