RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Rodney King has been sentenced to 20 days of house arrest and fined $500 for misdemeanor reckless driving in Southern California.
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King is the black motorist whose beating by white Los Angeles police officers was videotaped in 1991. Four officers were acquitted of charges in state court a year later, leading to rioting in Los Angeles.
The 46-year-old King was arrested in Moreno Valley seven months ago for investigation of drunken driving.
But Riverside County prosecutors say his blood-alcohol reading was 0.06 percent, which is below the 0.08 legal threshold. He also had a trace of marijuana in his system.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says King, through his attorney, pleaded to a lesser so-called "wet reckless" driving charge on Monday.
King also was placed on three years' probation.
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