Rodney King, the victim in a brutal police beating that led to riots in L.A. in 1991, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving. The plea is related to his arrest in Moreno Valley last summer on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The plea agreement was made Monday in a Riverside County courtroom. As a result, King was sentenced to 20 days home detention and ordered to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor his movement. While authorities dropped two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, King was fined $500, ordered to complete a nine-month sobriety education program and placed on three years probation.
According to prosecutors, King’s blood alcohol reading was 0.06 percent, which is below the 0.08 legal limit in California.
King was reportedly not present for the hearing, with entered his plea through a court appointed public defender and was not present during the hearing. In July, King was driving a 1994 Mitsubishi when he was pulled over by a traffic officer in Moreno Valley, about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
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