POMONA, Calif. — Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police officers led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has been arrested for allegedly being under the influence of a psychedelic drug and exposing himself.
King, 36, was arrested Saturday after a traffic stop near a Pomona park. According to police, King displayed symptoms of PCP intoxication.
He was a passenger in a vehicle near the park driven by an unidentified woman, Pomona police Lt. Dave Keetle said.
Officers had responded to a report that King was bothering people, jumping on an ice chest and exposing himself to others.
King, of Altadena, was at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Saturday night, waiting to be medically cleared before being transferred to Pomona City Jail.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Pomona for another misdemeanor drug charge stemming from an Aug. 28 arrest.
King has twice spent 90 days in jail for misdemeanor domestic abuse convictions in the past few years.
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