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Rodney King DUI

Marijuana Suspected

7/13/2011 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney King was suspected of driving while under the influence of marijuana at the time of his arrest yesterday ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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We're told ... the Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputies who initially stopped King in Moreno Valley, CA yesterday noticed Rodney exhibited physical signs of marijuana use.

King was detained and transported to a nearby station. After King submitted to a sobriety test, he was arrested for DUI.

We're told King also submitted to a blood test -- but the results are not in yet.  King posted bail and was released soon after his arrest.

Sheriffs are expected to submit the case to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office -- which will decide whether to prosecute King.

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31.

Bill    

How many times is this guy gonna get arrested before they lock him up? He is a public menace.

1008 days ago
32.

ChrisB    

Machelle about an hour ago

Marijuana?
Please.
How ridiculous and
now I have to watch the
poor guy's beating over
and over on the news. Don't
the cops owe him a favor after
that horrendous abuse?
Give me a freaking break.

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AMEN!!!

I have a lot of respect for Mr. King. I hope that this is just a bump in the road. Praying for you R.K.!

1008 days ago
33.

MyOpinionOnly    

So...what exactly are the "exhibited physical signs" of MJ use? I have never heard of that! Other than red eye, what else can you show? Lol...Rodney never really crawled out of his he_l_l_hole did he?

1008 days ago
34.

johnny    

Rodney,, please understand man these PEOLPE are ruthless,, angry,, upset,, and will continue to harass him, and any other Black person as they did O J,, these people are murders, killers, and stop at nothing but to get you Rodney,,

1008 days ago
35.

imstac    

LMFAO!!! RUTHLESS,angry,upset people are after him like O.J? WHERE has O.J been RECENTLY??? Yeah actions of ruthless, angry,upset people huh

1008 days ago
36.

Nikkcolle    

I am really shocked at this news about such a model citizen.

1008 days ago
37.

VictoriaGirl    

When will they take his licence away from him? Enough already! Does he have to kill a few people first before the authorities finally take his driving privaledges away from him forever?

1008 days ago
38.

ohmeowzer    

how much did he get from the cops when he was beat ? and is he still rich? rodney needs a job...

1008 days ago
39.

c    

If the prosecutor has any brains at all he won't prosecute this one.

1008 days ago
40.

annette    

craig - GOOD ONE. Bill - you took the words right out of my mouth.

1008 days ago
41.

imstac    

He won 3.8 million dollars. He claimed he used a good amount of it for a hip hop label company that he wanted to own and start producing music......He's probably broke ass after his many of other arrests and rehab visits.

1008 days ago
42.

CrisDizzle    

Rodney King: "DANG! Can ya just smoke a bong and get a long?"

1008 days ago
43.

giselle    

I wonder what the signs of his marijuana use were? Was he caught eating munchies and watching Dr. Who?

1008 days ago
44.

Cee    

I by no means condone driving while under the influence....but how can police suspect driving under the influence of pot???...was he driving really slow & listening to bob marley??lol Unless they physically witnessed him ingesting marijuana then stepping into his car and driving, or smoking marijuana WHILE driving, I find it hard to believe. It's more like he was 'driving while black' and then they found the pot.

1008 days ago
45.

harold lamaze    

dirty ******* ******

1008 days ago
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