Rodney King Strikes Plea Deal In DUI Case

Rodney King won’t spend any time behind bars after being arrested on a second DUI this past summer. King’s attorney struck a deal with the district attorney’s office after King agreed to please guilty to reckless driving.

King was arrested on July 12, 2011 in Riverside County, California and while his blood alcohol level was just .06 (legal limit in California is .08) he was also found to have marijuana in his system.

Under terms of his plea agreement Rodney King will spend 20 days under house arrest and 3 years summary probation. Rodney King was also ordered to take part in a 9-month alcohol education program.

On the monetary side King was ordered to pay a $500 fine and cover all court costs stemming from his arrest.

King plead not guilty to the original charges brought against him during his November 8, 2011 court date.

In any case Rodney King got off light, a second DUI conviction in California typically comes with a 10 year MANDATORY jail sentence. King was last arrested on a DUI charge in 2004.

Do you think California should stop making deal with DUI offenders or does his “below the legal limit” case merit special attention since technically he wasn’t breaking that part of California law?