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Rodney King

Charged with DUI

8/24/2011 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rodney King has been charged with misdemeanor DUI -- stemming from his July 12 arrest in Riverside County, CA  .... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... King was pulled over after officers claim they witnessed Rodney committing "multiple infractions" behind the wheel. Cops eventually suspected he was under the influence ... and arrested him.

After the arrest, King told CNN he was under the influence of a "medical marijuana prescription."

If convicted, King -- who has a prior DUI convictionon his record -- could face some serious jail time.



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1.

Areader    

Come on Rodney...get it together!

967 days ago
2.

Rob D    

First!

967 days ago
3.

Joe    

how will the race card fit into this conviction. time will tell.

967 days ago
4.

cindy    

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967 days ago
5.

Throwback kid    

I wonder what Hollywood's biggest egomaniac Dr Drew has to say about this? I have never seen a Dr who likes to be on camera more than the D list celebs he exploits on his rehab show. Get off TV Dr Drew, you s-u-c-k

967 days ago
6.

CountryGal    

The cops were probably terrified to touch him for fear of riots and murders.

967 days ago
7.

Hanging to da lef    

"Can't we just, Toke along?"

967 days ago
8.

Rotter    

Can't we all just get a beer?

967 days ago
9.

spyke    

The s***bag who burned down a city, still causing trouble. They didn't beat him hard enough.

967 days ago
10.

Hanging to da lef    

"The LAPD beating left me traumatized, so I have to drink and toke to ease the pain".

967 days ago
11.

Cheryl A.    

Even if it's medical marijuana you still can't drive legally when using it. Some people never learn.

967 days ago
12.

oleman    

does anybody really care????

967 days ago
13.

Sonja    

I feel bad for the guy, he's not a celeb, not like he asked to get beat, or asked others to riot. He really seemed like he wanted to turn things in his life around a couple years ago. Plenty of people drive on prescriptions that are way more debilitating than weed. He admitted he has a prescription for it, what are the laws.. how long is it in your system, what levels are considered impairing? We have legal booze limits for driving but many many legal drugs have as bad an effect on your motor skills and judgement.

967 days ago
14.

Susan    

Being under medical pot still doesn't give you the right to drive and possibly kill and or hurt people, if you get into an accident. King is such a selfish person. He still thinks he is above the law and can do what he wants. He won so much money and totally wasted it. King could have gone back to school, gotten that education and joined the rest of society, instead he lives on the fringes. The experiment has failed, lock him away before he kills someone.

967 days ago
15.

MAGGIE    

LOOSER //CANT WE ALL GET ALONG...

967 days ago
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