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20 days of house arrest for Rodney King

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1992: Rodney King calls for the end of violence in the city during a press conference.

Rodney King, the driver whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers 20 years ago led to devastating riots, has been sentenced to 20 days of house arrest for reckless driving in Moreno Valley.

King, 46, was arrested seven months ago on suspicion of drunk driving. His blood-alcohol reading at the time of the arrest was 0.06 percent, below the 0.08 legal threshold, and he was found to have traces of marijuana in his system, Riverside County prosecutors said.

The charge was pleaded down to a lesser "wet reckless" driving charge, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. King was also fined $500 and placed on three years' probation in the Monday ruling.

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