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Rodney King

No Jail After 2nd DUI Arrest

2/27/2012 11:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Rodney King just got a slap on the wrist for his DUI arrest last summer -- striking a plea deal in which he won't have to serve a single second behind bars ... despite the fact he has a prior DUI conviction on his record.

Rodney pled guilty today to reckless driving for the July 12, 2011 incident in Riverside County, CA ... and in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop the DUI charge.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Rodney's blood alcohol level was only .06 at the time of his arrest -- below the legal limit -- but marijuana was also found in his system.

King was sentenced to 20 days house arrest and 3 years summary probation. He is also required to attend a 9-month alcohol education program, and pay a $500 fine plus court costs.

King dodged a major bullet by avoiding the DUI conviction ... because he was convicted for DUI in California back in 2004 ... and in CA, 2 DUI convictions within 10 years means MANDATORY jail time.

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myopinion    

Another lost soul...He went to celebrity rehab and failed, his loved ones needs some intervention or he will be the next to bury.

GET HIM SOME HELP!!!!!

967 days ago
2.

jeff    

Sad. Saw him on Celebrity Rehab, and he was a real cool dude. His alcohol drinking has got him in so much trouble. I wish him the best. When you "need" alcohol you shouldn't be near it. You can't handle it.

967 days ago
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MDW    

Good lawyer

967 days ago
4.

STFUP    

Can't.... can't we all just have a drink?

967 days ago
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who cares    

Looks like chris brown in 30 years

967 days ago
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karlew    

If LA police had behaved themselves in 1991 the rest of the public wouldn't be put in danger from a repeat DUI offender in 2012. Until he kills someone he's teflon.

967 days ago
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My Big Salami    

Can we all just get along?

967 days ago
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RaffyBStatenIsland    

First the Buttafuocos, now Rodney King? Are we going retro today?

967 days ago
9.

Jay W.     

Still in the news... cops beating him has gone way beyond 15 minutes !

967 days ago
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Sin D    

...can't we all just get a bong?

967 days ago
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Amber    

Now he can go out and get his 3rd...

967 days ago
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Jdawg    

I just went in a looted Walmart in protest.

967 days ago
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tickles    

I don't normally pay attention to stories like this but I watched some of Celebrity Rehab the season Rodney was on.
He came across as a gentle person kind of bewildered by life. He really seemed sincere in his desire to change.
I hope things work out for him and he can stay sober.

967 days ago
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MrJuicee    

This has nothing to do with Rodney. I just want everyone to know that I will be riding Kelly Osbourne at Santa Anita on Saturday.....

967 days ago
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patty    

thats fine w/ me, didn't want to pay to keep his azz in jail any more - and he's to broke to get another car - still can't believe he blew through that multi-million dollar settlement in about 2 years

967 days ago
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