Riverside, CA: Rodney King Admits to Using Prescription Marijuana

Editors Note: Can't we all get a bong; I mean get along?

Rodney King, whose beating by members of the Los Angeles Police Department was videotaped and led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has admitted that he was under the influence of a "medical marijuana prescription" when he was booked this week on suspicion of driving while impaired.

"I had marijuana in me that I take to deal with migraine headaches and pain in my lower extremities, although I should not have been driving," he told CNN Thursday.

Police pulled King's 1994 Mitsubishi over about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in Moreno Valley, police said.

The police report states that a Moreno Valley traffic enforcement unit observed King commit "several traffic violations," though he was not cited for speeding, Riverside Sheriff spokeswoman Courtney Donowho told CNN. After questioning King, the patrol officer noticed that King was exhibiting "signs of behavior that might involve alcohol or drug consumption," she continued.

King was asked to step out of the car and submit to a voluntary field sobriety test, according to Donowho, who added that King was cooperative and compliant.

"A preliminary evaluation of the driver indicated he was possibly driving while impaired," continued Donowho.

Earlier this year, King was cited for driving without a license.

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