Police arrested Rodney King on suspicion of driving under the influence on Tuesday afternoon in Moreno Valley, California. The 46-year-old was reportedly driving a 1994 Mitsubishi when officers observed him committing “multiple infractions.” King was taken into custody and was eventually arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. Police have given no details on what substance King was allegedly under at the time of the arrest. Rialto police, who were the first to respond, said King was intoxicated when they arrived and that it was difficult to decipher what he was saying.
In 1991, King became a symbol of police brutality after being beaten by four LAPD officers after a police chase through the San Fernando Valley. The beating was captured on videotape and the video caused outrage across Los Angeles. Four officers involved in the incident were tried and acquitted, sparking the Los Angeles riots of 1992 which lasted four days and many people dead.