More than twenty years after King was famously beaten by members of the Los Angeles Police Department, he has been arrested again for suspicion of driving under the influence.
In March of 1991 King was brutally beaten by police officers after fleeing police on the freeway. A bystander recorded the beating, which subsequently became national news and, after a predominantly white jury failed to return a guilty verdict for any of the officers, spurred the 1992 Los Angeles riots. On the third day King made his famous appeal for peace, “can we all get along?”
Since that time, things have not gone smoothly for King. He has struggled with substance abuse and alcoholism, appearing on the television shows Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. In March King was given a citation for an expired license, but now he finds himself in more serious legal trouble.
Yesterday officers witnessed King’s car commit several traffic violations. After pulling King over, the officers suspected him of being intoxicated, and sent him to Moreno Valley Police Department where he was eventually booked for suspicion of driving under the influence.
We wish Mr. King the best luck with his legal troubles and his ongoing battle with alcoholism. If you or anyone you know has been arrested for DUI, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 for a free case evaluation.